Hear what we want – raising young people’s voices through social prescribing

2021-10-20T17:40:42+01:00

We don’t talk about love enough. Or relationships. Or even sex. Despite being a fundamental part of life, it’s still something of a taboo. The Her Centre and Tramshed theatre in Greenwich, London are seeking to challenge that with their  social prescribing project, supported by the Thriving Communities Fund. We visited their event for funders and partners, titled Her Centre's Open Forum: Hear What We Want - Young People & Relationships to hear more about what they’ve been doing and how they are changing lives. Social prescribing isn’t just knitting for older people, or gentle yoga in the park. It’s a [...]

Hear what we want – raising young people’s voices through social prescribing2021-10-20T17:40:42+01:00

Social prescribing helps individuals connect to their communities for better mental health

2021-10-05T16:29:31+01:00

World Mental Health Day 2021 on Sunday 10 October The theme is ‘Mental health care for all: let's make it a reality’ Social prescribing focuses on ‘what matters to me’ and involves social prescribing link workers spending time with a person, and getting to understand their individual needs Social prescribing link workers and other healthcare professionals are helping people and patients improve their health by prescribing access to activities in their community COVID-19 has shown us all how important mental health is. The World Health Organisation who coordinate World Mental Health Day every year are calling on countries around the world [...]

Social prescribing helps individuals connect to their communities for better mental health2021-10-05T16:29:31+01:00

NASP welcomes review on over-prescription of medication in primary care

2021-09-22T10:01:02+01:00

The Government has published a review about the over-prescription of medications in primary care. It found that around 10% of the volume of prescription items dispensed through primary care in England are either inappropriate for that patients’ circumstances and wishes, or could be better served with alternative treatments. James Sanderson, Chief Executive of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, said: We welcome this review, which recommends the wider adoption of social prescribing as an alternative to the prescription of drugs. While medication plays a vital role in the treatment of many conditions, social prescribing has the power to transform health outcomes [...]

NASP welcomes review on over-prescription of medication in primary care2021-09-22T10:01:02+01:00

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2021-09-22T10:55:03+01:00

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Medical disclaimer2021-09-22T10:55:03+01:00

HOME and The Beaney among six nationwide venues confirmed for Art by Post exhibition as the show gets underway in London

2021-09-20T16:41:53+01:00

Credits (L-R): Art by Post exhibition SC – CR Thierry Bal; Art by Post participant - CR Robert Darch; Art by Post bus and billboard campaign - CR Robert Darch, Kate Elliott, Eoin Carey Art by Post: Of Home and Hope launches today at Southbank Centre before touring nationwide for five months to showcase the power of art and culture on health and wellbeing Creative responses from over 4,500 Art by Post participants have been selected and carefully curated for this one-of-a-kind exhibition Social prescribing link workers referred people to Art by Post during the lockdown – and Art by Post [...]

HOME and The Beaney among six nationwide venues confirmed for Art by Post exhibition as the show gets underway in London2021-09-20T16:41:53+01:00

Apply for Learning Together – our development programme for community organisations

2021-09-14T09:43:55+01:00

Following the success of the first round of the National Academy for Social Prescribing’s Learning Together programme, which saw nearly 400 individuals and organisations involved, we’re delighted to announce that the second cohort is now open for applications. Learning Together is a flexible programme of regional learning and development activities for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and organisations supporting their communities’ needs through delivery of social prescribing activities. The programme offers a tailored learning package that is delivered in a series of online workshops and virtual peer-to-peer learning sessions organised regionally, (known as action learning sets), as well as [...]

Apply for Learning Together – our development programme for community organisations2021-09-14T09:43:55+01:00

Thriving Communities and Southbank Centre present: Art by Post – Of Home and Home Workshop

2021-09-14T10:07:54+01:00

Join Thriving Communities and the Southbank Centre for a participatory online workshop exploring their free creative project resources to coincide with the opening of their Art by Post exhibition: Of Home and Hope at the Royal Festival Hall. This free online workshop will take place on Tuesday 21 Sept,  3-4pm. What is Art by Post? Art by Post is the Southbank Centre’s landmark national Covid-19 response initiative. Since May 2020 the Southbank Centre has sent over 40,000 creative activity booklets through the letterboxes of over 4,500 people living with one or more long term health conditions. Participants are supported to explore [...]

Thriving Communities and Southbank Centre present: Art by Post – Of Home and Home Workshop2021-09-14T10:07:54+01:00

National Academy for Social Prescribing publishes annual report 2020/21

2021-09-09T16:55:03+01:00

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) was established to advance social prescribing. Today it has published its first annual report, covering the year to 31 March 2021. James Sanderson, Chief Executive of NASP, said: “This year has been extremely challenging for those working in social prescribing, however, I am enormously proud of the support they have provided to communities. Much of our work this year has sought to support, champion and promote this work, such as though our flagship Thriving Communities programme, and the establishment of our regional leads. “Looking ahead, we look forward to the development of our innovation [...]

National Academy for Social Prescribing publishes annual report 2020/212021-09-09T16:55:03+01:00

Can the Olympics inspire a healthcare revolution?

2021-09-07T14:09:28+01:00

New playbook shows how social prescribing can help to reverse global decline in physical activity by connecting us to activities in our area  The Olympics has showcased the benefits of teamwork, determination and feeling connected, and well as to our health and wellbeing – inspiring nations around the world to get involved  However, Sport England’s 2019-20 Active Lives Adults survey showed that higher socio-economic groups are more likely to be active than lower socio-economic groups.  Recent Lancet research suggests that global physical activity is in dangerous decline.   Social prescribing links people to a range of activities in the community, such as sports clubs, culture and heritage, nature and green spaces, and financial wellbeing  Social Prescribing Global Alliance’s playbook provides examples of how [...]

Can the Olympics inspire a healthcare revolution?2021-09-07T14:09:28+01:00

New programme launches to fuel innovation in social prescribing

2021-09-02T11:30:08+01:00

Demand for social prescribing services is expected to increase following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic New programme will help national voluntary organisations harness innovation to help support people across the country through social prescribing Designed to bring together national organisations to share resources, skills and experience between themselves and local organisations Aims to increase opportunities for people impacted by health inequalities and COVID-19 to access social prescribing activities. A new programme has been launched to help national voluntary organisations from across multiple sectors particularly financial wellbeing, arts, nature and physical activity to work together alongside local communities to increase the [...]

New programme launches to fuel innovation in social prescribing2021-09-02T11:30:08+01:00
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