Social prescribing playbook launched at the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, supporting social prescribing to spread globally 

2021-05-28T11:55:17+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing, working as part of the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, has launched its ‘Good Health and Wellbeing - Social Prescribing’ Playbook at an international event today, demonstrating how to implement social prescribing as a revolutionary approach to improving health and wellbeing on a global scale.   The Playbook showcases best practices in social prescribing, and highlights shared learning that can support health systems around the world to navigate good health and wellbeing during and after the pandemic.   It builds on the momentum and vision set out by the global leaders through their Sustainable Development Goals to ‘leave no one behind’, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015. It also supports [...]

Social prescribing playbook launched at the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, supporting social prescribing to spread globally 2021-05-28T11:55:17+01:00

Your Leisure Kent – supporting people with dementia or memory loss

2021-08-09T15:53:57+01:00

Your Leisure Kent is a not-for profit leisure trust with charitable objectives based in East Kent.  We are committed to helping improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work within through activities, set both within our centres and out in the community.  Through experience we know that the best way to achieve this is by working in partnership with other organisations and listening to communities. Throughout the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns we know that disabled people and people with underlying or long term health conditions have been greatly impacted upon.  Groups that already had significant [...]

Your Leisure Kent – supporting people with dementia or memory loss2021-08-09T15:53:57+01:00

On the podcast today: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

2021-05-20T13:24:13+01:00

On our latest episode of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to the incredibly inspiring Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.  As well as a 5 x Gold medal winner, Paralympic Games competitor, world record holder, President of Sports Leaders UK, Chair of UK Active, Chancellor for Northumbria University, President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Vice-President of the Local Government Association, and one our trustees, Tanni has many achievements and accolades under her belt.  In this episode, Tanni talks about the challenges she's faced throughout her career and how she’s motivated herself to get to where she has. With Dr Radha, they also discuss the ways social prescribing helps people's long-term health and wellbeing and the important role link workers have to support this.  Listen to the podcast now [...]

On the podcast today: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson2021-05-20T13:24:13+01:00

Enriching the lives of people with dementia through music and the power of social prescribing

2021-05-20T18:05:01+01:00

Grace Meadows is Director of the national campaign, Music for Dementia. Here, she discusses the valuable role that music can play in enhancing and enriching the lives of people with dementia and how that can be facilitated through social prescribing. Dementia Action Week is a perfect moment to be thinking about the vital role link workers can play in supporting people living with dementia to live as fulfilling a life as possible through socially prescribing music. One of the great joys of music is that it enables us to focus on what people can do, how they can contribute and be [...]

Enriching the lives of people with dementia through music and the power of social prescribing2021-05-20T18:05:01+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing announces new trustees

2021-05-17T12:32:23+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) is delighted to announce the appointment of five new trustees to its board.   Chris Askew OBE, Dr.Harry Brunjes, Brad Gudger, Sarah Metcalfe and Gay Palmer will be joining the organisation’s Board and will work with our four existing trustees.  These appointments will enable NASP to build on the work undertaken during its first full year as an organisation which has included, the launch of the organisation’s strategic plan, ‘A Social Revolution in Wellbeing’, the development of an academic collaboration to improve the evidence for social prescribing, the contribution to the establishment of a global social prescribing alliance. Additionally, NASP, along with its partners, recently announced that the Thriving Communities fund will provide 37 projects across England with [...]

The National Academy for Social Prescribing announces new trustees2021-05-17T12:32:23+01:00

Transforming the NHS estate for social prescribing – learnings from the past 12 months

2021-08-09T14:13:28+01:00

Rhea Horlock, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for NHS Property Services, talks about how they have transformed previously unused spaces into social prescribing sites to support local communities. At the start of FY 2020 and after a few successful pilot sites in Northumberland and Suffolk, I was very proud to help launch NHS Property Services’ nationwide programme to transform 21 unused indoor and outdoor spaces in our portfolio into social prescribing sites to support community wellbeing across England.  The past 12 months have been extremely challenging for people across the country. COVID19 has meant many people are experiencing extreme isolation and loneliness, and the lasting impacts on mental health will be significant. [...]

Transforming the NHS estate for social prescribing – learnings from the past 12 months2021-08-09T14:13:28+01:00

Tackling Minds – how fishing is helping people’s physical and mental wellbeing

2021-08-09T14:20:03+01:00

David Lyons from Tackling Minds tells us about what they’ve been doing to improve physical and mental health in the north west region. They are part of the Rochdale Social Prescribing Network who are using funds from the Thriving Communities Programme to develop a holistic programme of activities to help individuals in their community gain better physical and mental wellbeing. “Tackling Minds was formed in November 2020, in the scenic area of Littleborough, overlooking Hollingworth Lake. A group of anglers who were experiencing or had experienced mental health problems were inspired to start the organisation, knowing first hand [...]

Tackling Minds – how fishing is helping people’s physical and mental wellbeing2021-08-09T14:20:03+01:00

A Green Happy Café in the centre of Northampton

2021-08-09T15:32:02+01:00

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Thriving Communities funded Green Happy Café in Northamptonshire, led by Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, reflects on their work to embed green social prescribing in the community for 3000 people. One of the project partners, Dr David Smart, Clinical Director Prevention and Mental Health, General Practice Alliance, tells us more. “The main target group of the population we are working with are people with long-term conditions and low wellbeing. The beautiful Delapre Park sits within an urban environment, making it an ideal location. For many with long-term conditions they have become isolated [...]

A Green Happy Café in the centre of Northampton2021-08-09T15:32:02+01:00

Funding for green social prescribing helps communities recover from COVID-19

2021-05-10T13:59:25+01:00

Nature is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week Getting into green spaces is key for physical and mental health Social Prescribing Link Workers and other healthcare professionals are helping people and patients improve their health by accessing and undertaking activities in nature At least 7,500 people will be connected to nature for their health and wellbeing, thanks to 10 innovative green social prescribing projects across the country, funded by cross-partnership Thriving Communities Fund. These projects will seek to unlock the potential of green social prescribing for people in their communities especially those most impacted by COVID-19 and health [...]

Funding for green social prescribing helps communities recover from COVID-192021-05-10T13:59:25+01:00

Podcast on Prescription with Kevin Duala

2021-05-10T12:03:19+01:00

On our latest Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil chats to TV presenter Kevin Duala.  Kevin has been a footballer, a dancer and now as a TV presenter for the past 20 years, including presenting The One Show. One very notable campaign he was involved with was The One Show’s crutch amnesty, which encouraged people to return their aides when no longer being used. He also presented BBC1's consumer series Health: Truth or Scare, which debunks the headlines about the facts around health.  Kevin currently coaches young offenders between the ages of 18-24, as a life coach, for the Community Rehabilitation Company. These sessions engage young people in practical skills, [...]

Podcast on Prescription with Kevin Duala2021-05-10T12:03:19+01:00
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