A group of children of varying ethnicities walk through a forest path with two teachers

Children and young people's social prescribing

June 2023

This briefing and rapid evidence review helps set out what the evidence currently tells us about social prescribing for children and young people. The summary of survey findings highlights the results of research with providers.

  • There is emerging evidence around the benefits of social prescribing for young people, particularly for those aged over 17, on personal and mental wellbeing, including loneliness.
  • There is also preliminary evidence to suggest there is a potential favourable return on investment.


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