Our social prescribing team works with young people aged 11-25 to help you with emotional health and wellbeing issues.


Social Prescribing is a way of supporting you with your wellbeing. Simply put, it can help you to feel better about yourself, your life, and any challenges you might be facing. 

Self-Refer to Social Prescribing

Sam Jenkins

Social Prescriber

Hi, my name is Sam Jenkins and I have recently joined the Social Prescribing Team and will be focusing on Young People. Before I joined the team my previous role was in the Early Help Team within Children Services at BCP Council. I worked there for 10 years in various roles and have experience in delivering long term family support to vulnerable families, parents, children and young people.

In my spare time I am a volunteer mentor for the Fuse Project which aims to support young people’s wellbeing and mental health by guiding them through a five steps to wellbeing programme.

We will meet with you and take the time to listen and understand your needs. Together we will then create a wellbeing plan that focuses on what is important to you! We then check in with you regularly to see how you are and make sure you are getting all the support you need.

Jess Hurdidge

Social Prescriber

Hello, my name is Jess Hurdidge and I’ve joined the New Forest Primary Care Network as a mental health and young person’s Social Prescriber. I have a background working with young people, primarily aged 15 to 25 with a wide range of complex issues surrounding their mental health, substance misuse and trauma.


I’m extremely passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and supporting them to achieve their best possible outcome. I’m very pleased to be part of a new and exciting team.