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From Couch to Financial Fitness: New programme launched to help the UK build their money muscles

2021-08-09T13:23:19+01:00

New MoneyHelper service launches online programme to boost UK’s financial fitness As it reports 1.2 million more visits to money guidance websites during the pandemic Nation urged to start building financial wellbeing at pivotal time for personal finances A new online programme inspired by the popular step-by-step training app, ‘Couch to 5K’, has been launched today to help people build back their financial fitness during the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Couch to Financial Fitness’, available on the recently launched MoneyHelper website, coaches people to improve their financial wellbeing week by week, whether they are a complete beginner or getting back on track, in [...]

From Couch to Financial Fitness: New programme launched to help the UK build their money muscles2021-08-09T13:23:19+01:00

Social prescribing for young people – integrating arts, culture, and heritage, physical activity, green spaces and nature and life advice into health and social care

2021-08-26T09:46:51+01:00

Three quarters of mental health difficulties occur before the age of 25, and half before the age of 14 (Kessler et al., 2005). Early intervention can have positive effects on outcomes (e.g. Correll et al., 2018), yet children and young people are less likely to seek support from mental health services (Rickwood, Deane & Wilson, 2007).  But, many organisations believe that social prescribing activities can help young people and adults, and the people who support them, to manage and improve their health and wellbeing in ways that are enjoyable and engaging.  It’s something artist and National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) Ambassador Ashton Attzs is passionate about and discussed [...]

Social prescribing for young people – integrating arts, culture, and heritage, physical activity, green spaces and nature and life advice into health and social care2021-08-26T09:46:51+01:00

Tom Watkins of Communities 1st announced as Thriving Communities Lead for the East Region

2021-07-30T11:54:18+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is delighted to announce that Tom Watkins of Communities 1st will be Thriving Communities Lead for the East Region.  Communities 1st are a voluntary sector infrastructure organisation; CVS, Volunteer Centre, Wellbeing Services and Voluntary support organisation based in Hertfordshire. Prior to taking on the role for NASP Tom has worked here leading the Volunteer Centre team as Volunteering Development manager since 2019. They have been awarded a contract by NASP to build and deliver the Thriving Communities programme across the East of England region.   Thriving Communities is the National Support Programme initiated by NASP in response to the impact and challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s aimed [...]

Tom Watkins of Communities 1st announced as Thriving Communities Lead for the East Region2021-07-30T11:54:18+01:00

From aerial silks to ambles in the park – how social prescribing is helping individuals and communities thrive

2021-07-23T13:41:27+01:00

“A very special moment was seeing Marion, 95, swinging freely from an aerial silk hammock and laughing while suspended in the air for the very first time.” Physical activity and exercise is now offered as part of social prescribing as an important way for people to manage their health conditions It will help support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing NASP’s Thriving Communities Programme has funded sports and physical activity projects to help individuals and communities tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recover from COVID-19 Everything from aerial silks to dementia friendly swimming, walking football to beginners bowls [...]

From aerial silks to ambles in the park – how social prescribing is helping individuals and communities thrive2021-07-23T13:41:27+01:00

Social prescribing brings football home to communities

2021-07-13T12:35:43+01:00

Football projects through the Thriving Communities Programme Fund are helping individuals and communities tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recover from COVID-19  It will help support people to stay connected and maintain their health and wellbeing   Social prescribing sees football being offered as a tool to manage health conditions  As footballing stars take to the pitch for the final of the European Football Championships, and fans gather round to enjoy the camaraderie of getting behind the national team, we’re reminded of just how powerful football can be.   And across the country the benefits of football are being seen at a grassroots level, through innovative social prescribing projects.  Social prescribing is the process of a [...]

Social prescribing brings football home to communities2021-07-13T12:35:43+01:00
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