This one’s a bit of a crossover between physical activity and the natural environment – but really fascinating article here about how psychotherapists have been taking their work outside during the pandemic.
There can be something more freeing about the idea of walking and talking, without the pressure of eye contact, away from the more enclosed…
Jared Ashe started the topic Prescribing Angling – Tackling Minds to work with NHS in the forum North West 1 week, 1 day ago
Littleborough-based Tackling Minds are to start working with the NHS to prescribe angling – the first time fishing has been an official option for health care professionals!
Article is here:…[Read more]
This is a topic for us to share news & updates on projects and events in the East of England region.
An article here on Suffolk Family Carers extending their support for unpaid carers: https://www.charitytoday.co.uk/a-new-era-of-support-for-family-carers-in-suffolk/
Feel free to share anything else of interest!
A Prescription of Creativity
I wanted to share this great blog from Alison Macintyre, an artist based in Leeds. She works on a project with Liz Stirling called The Arts Doctors.
There are some great examples of how they’re working to break down barriers that might prevent people from engaging with galleries, or contemporary art. Preconceptions…[Read more]
New blog post from Tim Anfilogoff (Head of Community Resilience at Herts Valleys CCG) about the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 response and the role of social prescribing. Really worth a read!
Some more information from Historic England on the Thriving Communities projects here:
If you haven’t listened to it already, I’d really recommend Dr Radha’s fantastic ‘Podcast on Prescription’. The latest episode with Julia Bradbury is available now.
The whole series is worth listening to – I particularly enjoyed the conversation with the ‘Urban Birder’ David Lindo.
It’s on the NASP website here:…[Read more]
Hopefully everyone caught the announcement on Social Prescribing Day about the successful applicants to the Thriving Communities Fund – if not there’s a list on the NASP website, as well as some case studies and a really great map that shows the locations. Some amazing and inspiring projects to read about:…[Read more]
Very moving blog here from Richard Chapman on the pain of loss, and how Social Prescribing can aid trauma recovery. I won’t say much as it’s a very personal story but I wanted to share it:
Did anyone else manage to catch this last week?
"your social connections have a real impact on your life, your health… this stuff really matters"
Listen again: https://t.co/S2i7mWOUus
— The National Academy for Social Prescribing (@NASPTweets) March 9, 2021
“your social connections have a real impact on your life, your health… this stuff really matters”
Social Prescribing got a shout out on BBC 6 Music, from Prof Sophie Scott talking with Nemone. I think it’s still on BBC Sounds…[Read more]
Morning all – nearly the weekend! I know it’s Feel Good Friday – but maybe also a good chance for us to have a Feedback Friday after all the excitement of Social Prescribing Day yesterday.
How did everyone find it? Are there any projects, announcements, or events from yesterday you want to give a shout out to?
We had a busy but exciting day at…[Read more]
The Social Prescribing Awards took place last week, as part of the Social Prescribing Network Conference. Did anybody attend and see the ceremony?
The details are here (including the winners!): https://chamberlaindunn.co.uk/projects/socialprescribingawards/
Great to see some really inspiring projects get recognition in this way!
Really interesting blog from Desi Gradinarova here on the healing power of heritage: https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/the-healing-power-of-heritage-how-can-we-demonstrate-the-benefits/
I completely agree about the effect of visiting heritage sites on wellbeing – and perhaps more so in the last year. As Desi points out, even when we can’t…[Read more]
Jared Ashe replied to the topic Please come and say hello here! – Click here to reply to this thread. in the forum Come and introduce yourself 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I’m Jared, I started working for the National Academy for Social Prescribing last month. My background is in the Arts & Culture sector, really interesting to see how the arts can play an integral role in social prescribing. Looking forward to meeting some new people and learning more from you all!
Morning all! It’s #ThumbsUpThursday – is there anyone you want to give a big thumbs up to? Is there a project who’s been doing great work in their community, or developing Social Prescribing, or any examples of good practice you’ve seen recently?
It’s a thumbs down from me to the storm currently playing havoc with the plants in my garden… but…[Read more]