Dr Desi Gradinarova, Senior Policy Adviser for Wellbeing and Inclusion at Historic England and National Lead for the Historic Environment at NASP, invites us to reconnect with our local heritage. In her second blog of a series of three, she reflects on the benefits of engaging with our historic environment, and the evidence behind this. There is a growing body of research that is proving how heritage benefits people’s wellbeing. Heritage and Society (2019), produced by Historic England as part of the Heritage Counts series, showed that engaging with or living near heritage is associated with higher life satisfaction and quality [...]
"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 [...]
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Dr Desi Gradinarova, Senior Policy Adviser for Wellbeing and Inclusion at Historic England and National Lead for the Historic Environment at National Academy for Social Prescribing, invites us to reconnect with our local heritage. In this first blog of a series of three, she shows us how our historic environment can help us be healthy, feel good and stay positive. In these bleak winter days of isolation, we need more than hope to maintain our strength, perseverance and humanity. We need inspiration. One of the unexpected consequences of the current pandemic is that people connected more with their local heritage during [...]
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 [...]
As we begin a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this second blog in a series of 3, she reflects on how one good thing can have a huge impact…. People inspire me, communities inspire me. And 2020, even though probably the hardest year any of us have lived through, also inspired me. I have seen so many examples of community leaders, community groups and individuals making such a huge difference to people. And [...]
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 [...]
As we head into a new year, Dr Radha Modgil, GP, broadcaster, author and Social Prescribing Ambassador reflects on what steps we can make to improve our wellbeing, and what key 3 ingredients go into social prescribing. In this blog, the first in a series of 3, she reflects on the power in connecting…. When we see a change in other people’s lives or an improvement in their wellbeing, we often assume it happened overnight and wonder how they did it. ‘They must have done it all by themselves’ ‘Wow… They are amazing. I could never do that’ ‘What changed? [...]
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