A Social Revolution In Wellbeing – one year after the launch of our strategy


A year ago today we launched our first strategy, A Social Revolution In Wellbeing, setting out our hugely ambitious agenda to help social prescribing thrive across the UK. A few days later  we entered our first national ‘lockdown’ as a whole country, due of course to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the past year has not presented ideal circumstances to establish a dynamic new charity, with all of the inevitable challenges that major start-ups bring. Like most organisations, we have needed to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, and embrace innovative ways to achieve our objectives rather than simply pursue those envisaged when [...]

A Social Revolution In Wellbeing – one year after the launch of our strategy2021-03-18T10:21:15+00:00

Reflecting on 2020 – and the need to connect people


As the end of the year beckons, our Chair, Helen Stokes-Lampard and Chief Executive, James Sanderson, reflect on our first full year as an organisation, and look ahead to what the next year ahead holds for social prescribing, both in England and across the globe. 2020 has certainly been a difficult year for us all, but it has also been one in which the benefits of social prescribing have been resolutely evident. At the heart of our strategy ‘a social revolution in wellbeing’, launched in the spring, lay a sincere belief that connecting people to the arts, physical activity, nature, and [...]

Reflecting on 2020 – and the need to connect people2020-12-24T09:57:18+00:00

Launching our vision, a social revolution in wellbeing


In their second blog, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard and James Sanderson discuss NASP's strategic plan, A Social Revolution in Wellbeing We believe that being able to connect and strengthen relationships between people and their communities is perhaps more important than ever right now. People have a myriad of individual gifts that can sometimes go unnoticed by services if the focus is purely on what’s wrong. And, whilst some people have the innate skills, knowledge and confidence to connect, seek out solutions, and change their circumstances to live a healthy life, the reality is that for many, the barriers faced due to [...]

Launching our vision, a social revolution in wellbeing2020-03-12T10:12:21+00:00

Signposting the way ahead for social prescribing


In her first blog for NASP, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard takes a quick look back - and signposts the way ahead for social prescribing. We have a bold ambition. We want to enable people to live the best life they possibly can by supporting them to connect with their community in a meaningful way. It has been a very busy few months for all of us at NASP, as we have worked hard behind the scenes to establish the organisation and create an exciting delivery programme for 2020/21 that will help achieve this. We have been overwhelmed by the generous offers [...]

Signposting the way ahead for social prescribing2020-01-28T09:27:35+00:00
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