Run Talk Run – helping people’s mental health through physical activity


Jess Robson, founder of Run Talk Run, talks about how she started the organisation and how they've coped during the pandemic. Run Talk Run was created in 2017 on the back of a year weighed down with depression. Having opted for formal therapy, medication, and other “tickbox” self care strategies without much luck, I discovered one thing which helped a lot - talking about my mental health whilst on a run. I searched for support whereby I could move and talk about my hard days, and negative thoughts but couldn’t find a space that felt right to me in my depressed state.   [...]

Run Talk Run – helping people’s mental health through physical activity2021-07-13T12:36:50+01:00

So where does social prescribing go from here?


Tim Anfilogoff is Head of Community Resilience at Herts Valleys CCG, and our Social Prescribing Regional Lead for the East of England. Here he looks at the crucial role of social prescribing in responding to COVID-19 and the lessons learnt for the future. “It’s been an incredible year”, says Gina, a social prescribing link worker in Hertfordshire. “I’m lucky to belong to an extended team who made hundreds of shielding calls, followed up patients needing support and received referrals from surgeries too:  230 this year which is amazing!” In the words of the Royal College of General Practitioners (General Practice in a Post-COVID World, 2020): ‘The [...]

So where does social prescribing go from here?2021-04-16T08:48:54+01:00

Dancing through lockdown


The Dance Network Association (dna) About dna… dna is a dance organisation that enables people to live more connected, joyful and aspirational lives through dance. Dancing with dna provides opportunities for people to improve their confidence and physical wellbeing, nurtures creativity and independent thinking and enhances friendships through social interaction. dna offers high quality, affordable dance to both the local community in Essex and the national community virtually. Come and see what dna has to offer visit: Dancing through with dna… Now reaching the anniversary of lockdown 23 March 2021 we wish to share with you a whole [...]

Dancing through lockdown2021-04-12T10:28:20+01:00

Living Healthier Lives in Croydon


Croydon Voluntary Action, One Croydon Alliance and partners are working toward a collaborative borough-wide approach to Social Prescribing. Social Prescribing offers unique opportunities moving forward to: Build partnerships between General Practices and the local Voluntary and Community Sector economy Work alongside local Link Workers to strengthen the Voluntary and Community sector Create a service that benefits Communities and local residents Hear from their Link Workers and ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) Community builder on what Social Prescribing is and how the model works in Croydon in this video. You can also read more here. Ideas Hub [...]

Living Healthier Lives in Croydon2021-04-07T11:58:31+01:00
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