by Emily Foulkes (Director of Cymaz Music and Singing for Health Practitioner/Researcher)
On 11th and 12th July 2019, the University of Westminster hosted the 2nd International Social Prescribing conference which attracted delegates from more than 13 countries. Attendees were a broad mix of Healthcare professionals, Social Prescribing Link Workers and Managers and organisations/practitioners involved in providing community or complementary activities. The Social Prescribing Network exists to share knowledge and best practice, to support Social Prescribing at a local and national level and to inform good quality research and evaluation. It is supporting the setting up of regional Social Prescribing Networks across England.
This report covers some of the key presentations and then reflects on key themes and headlines from across the conference.View Link
Prototypes were trialled and developed with museums and galleries across the UK for their in-house and outreach activities with 250 participants over 12 months prior to production of the finished UCL Museum Wellbeing Measures Toolkit. The booklet version of the Toolkit contains additional information about the background to the study, the research and advice on how to analyse the data.View Link
South Gloucestershire Libraries is delighted to announce a new resource, An Adventurer’s Companion, is now available through its library network and online, particularly aimed at those supporting participants with low mood, depression or dementia.View Link
Short films made about arts in health work in Gloucestershire, where there are a range of integrated personalised care approaches being adopted, that have elements of arts for health and well-being as an integral part.View Link
Voluntary Arts has recently launched a new interactive map designed to help increase the visibility of participatory creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Take a look at what’s happening in your area and if you are not already listed – get on the map!View Link
ArtWorks Insights for employers, commissioners and funders in facilitating quality impacts through participatory arts
Drawing on a number of sources including several ArtWorks studies, the analysis highlights a significant new way of approaching the tricky question of how we can get optimum quality artist interventions in participatory settings.View Link
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