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“Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing”  – Global Social Prescribing Alliance

2021-02-25T14:43:30+00:00

"Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing" Global Social Prescribing Alliance (GSPA)  Thriving Together SDG3 Good Health & Wellbeing WHIS, UNGSII, NASP, WHO   A global health alliance dedicated to raising awareness of social prescribing by forming alliances, working with others and sharing innovative approaches to “enable thriving communities to deliver a social revolution in their health and wellbeing while generating value”. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has pushed the world’s health systems, health workforce (we face a 18m shortfall by 2030 BMJ), social and political systems to their limits, and sometimes beyond. It has also exposed underlying health inequality and [...]

“Delivering a social revolution in health and wellbeing”  – Global Social Prescribing Alliance2021-02-25T14:43:30+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking new Trustees

2021-02-24T14:20:51+00:00

We are looking for Trustees who will bring a wealth of skills and experiences to compliment the existing board. In particular we are looking for individuals who are able to bring knowledge in the following areas: A financial background to undertake a focused role as Treasurer Commercial experience Local government experience and links to public sector delivery Extensive charity and/or voluntary sector experience We are especially keen to welcome applications across a diverse set of backgrounds.  Read here for more information.

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking new Trustees2021-02-24T14:20:51+00:00

Link worker guides: musical social prescriptions

2021-02-18T09:37:12+00:00

Two new guides are leading the way in showing link workers how to use music as part of a social prescription when working with people living with dementia. Music for Dementia have produced a comprehensive Link Worker Guides, with our support. These guides explain how link workers can assess music needs and signpost people to music-based activities and services. While they are primarily written for link workers, they will also provide an insight into the subject for people who are assigned a link worker, as well as their carers and family members. The full-length guide includes a wealth of information, including: details of [...]

Link worker guides: musical social prescriptions2021-02-18T09:37:12+00:00

Harnessing scientific evidence to power the future of social prescribing  

2021-02-08T11:51:09+00:00

Leading researchers in the field of social prescribing are being brought together to ensure that evidence of the impact of social prescribing is accessible, useful and compelling, the National Academy for Social Prescribing has announced today. As outlined in the Academy’s Strategic Plan, A Social Revolution in Wellbeing, there is a large and growing evidence base supporting the benefits of social prescribing for people’s health and wellbeing, however it is not comprehensive nor always easy to access. This poses an obstacle to the future growth of social prescribing at a time when demand is growing, especially to support those most impacted by [...]

Harnessing scientific evidence to power the future of social prescribing  2021-02-08T11:51:09+00:00

Launching our newsletter, The Social Prescription

2021-02-04T10:52:44+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has launched it's first newsletter, The Social Prescription,  our monthly round up of all things social prescribing. Read the newsletter online.  We want to hear from you! Suggest an article by emailing our team. Sign up to receive future newsletters, delivered straight to your inbox, at the bottom of this page!

Launching our newsletter, The Social Prescription2021-02-04T10:52:44+00:00

Join our team – opportunities with the National Academy for Social Prescribing

2021-02-18T17:23:48+00:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing is seeking: a National Physical Activity Lead to support the co-ordination of NASP work programmes and learning nationally and across regional physical activity teams. Apply by 1st March 2021. a Thriving Communities Programme Lead to manage NASP’s Thriving Communities Programme, and related work areas, at both the national and regional levels, providing leadership, co-ordination and support across NASP’s seven regional teams. Apply by 5th March 2021. Contact our team if you have any questions: enquiries@socialprescribingacademy.org.uk

Join our team – opportunities with the National Academy for Social Prescribing2021-02-18T17:23:48+00:00

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing

2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00

Physical activity is set to play a greater role in helping people look after their health and wellbeing following the announcement of a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing to highlight the role of fitness within social prescribing. A new scheme aims to support people to better manage their health and wellbeing by connecting up social prescribing and fitness and leisure activities in local communities. ukactive, NHSE/I, Sport England and the National Academy for Social Prescribing will work together to identify an initial pledge of 500,000 hours of activity in [...]

Fitness and leisure sector to offer free sessions for up to 100,000 people through social prescribing2020-11-27T10:59:33+00:00

New programme helps community groups to support people through COVID19

2020-11-16T09:21:06+00:00

A new national programme, launched today, seeks to champion and support the vital work of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups supporting communities most impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers. Local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations are providing critical support to communities impacted by COVID19, connecting people to social prescribing activities that help with their physical and mental wellbeing, such as virtual singing and befriending groups. Furthermore, throughout the pandemic, groups and organisations have rapidly responded, and continue to respond to, the needs of their community in different ways, moving [...]

New programme helps community groups to support people through COVID192020-11-16T09:21:06+00:00

National Academy for Social Prescribing seeks Programme Delivery Support

2020-10-30T09:54:25+00:00

We are seeking to recruit programme delivery support, to help develop and deliver our exciting new social prescribing support programmes at both national and regional levels. This work will commence as soon as possible in November 2020 until 31st March 2021. It is offered either as a secondment opportunity for staff within our partner agencies, or as an invitation to tender for potential partners, who can provide this delivery support as a commissioned service. The closing date is Sunday 1st November. Find more information here

National Academy for Social Prescribing seeks Programme Delivery Support2020-10-30T09:54:25+00:00

National Academy for Social Prescribing – Invitation to tender for Regional Coordination – South East of England

2020-10-14T17:07:35+01:00

We are working with partners to develop new regional development programmes to help local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups provide innovative support for communities most impacted by COVID across England, including London, South East, South West, Midlands, East, Yorkshire & North East and the North West. This work will help social prescribing link workers to connect people most impacted by COVID to community support. Our partners include Natural England, Sport England, Money and Pensions Service, NHS England and Improvement, Arts Council England and NHS Charities Together, who will be working with NASP to form regional support teams, helping [...]

National Academy for Social Prescribing – Invitation to tender for Regional Coordination – South East of England2020-10-14T17:07:35+01:00
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