Call For Views on Social Prescribing of Physical Activity

 

The Health & Sport Committee (Scottish Parliament) have opened a short inquiry to consider social prescribing’s ability to tackle physical and mental wellbeing issues across Scotland.

 

Action - Collaborative Response

We’re asking Culture Counts members and supporters to send us evidence of physical cultural activity having an impact on health & wellbeing. Do you know of, or have you been involved in, a cultural project that improves participant’s health through physical activity? Send us evidence, information and links, so we can make a collaborative response to the committee. Use the form below or email andy@culturecounts.scot.

The general call for views is open until Friday 30 August 2019.

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Social Prescribing

The UK-wide Social Prescribing Network defines social prescribing as:

‘Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker - to provide them with a face to face conversation during which they can learn about the possibilities and design their own personalised solutions, i.e. ‘co-produce’ their ‘social prescription’- so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find solutions which will improve their health and wellbeing, often using services provided by the voluntary and community sector. It is an innovative and growing movement, with the potential to reduce the financial burden on the NHS and particularly on primary care.’

 

Collaboration

Send us your evidence using the form above, or by emailing andy@culturecount.scot.