The National Academy for Social Prescribing held a show at the Southbank Centre as part of social prescribing week from 4-11 March. The Show explored a wide range of initiatives, spotlighting the impact social prescribing is having on communities and on our healthcare networks. There were panels on the importance of supporting link workers and discussions around the ways in which we can all enhance the power of community stories. You can now watch the whole event online.View Link
London Arts & Health have launched a second edition of their Mythbuster, with the Greater London Authority. The guide is designed to dispel some of the myths surrounding social prescribing in the arts and cultural sector, essential reading if you’re working with creativity or culture and want to understand more about social prescribing.View Link
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
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