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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