Social prescribing for mental health
- Lectures and events
- Publication Date
- Professor John Gillies FRSE
- Professor Stella Chan FRSE
- Ruthanne Baxter
- Janet Smyth
A growing body of research evidences the positive role of the arts, literature and culture in promoting mental wellbeing.
NHS Scotland and England have recognised social prescribing as a helpful way to improve public health and mental health. Social prescribing is an approach that aims to connect people to access non-medical sources of support. The approach encompasses a wide variety of community activities, from book prescription to art, cultural activities, physical exercise etc. This event will bring together a panel of academics and professionals to discuss and debate the potential and limitations, as well as opportunities and obstacles, of social prescribing.
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