Social prescribing

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The two items below aim to enable more people to access & benefit from social prescribing and reduce social isolation.

For more information follow the link to the recent social prescribing conference. We are working with Woodingdean’s patient participation group and looking for interested patients, groups or artists to help the community with problems such as social isolation.

Get in touch if you are interested.


Care navigation map

commission for Woodingdean Medical Centre waiting room – Brighton

Improving the experience in the waiting room, making it more interesting and useful.

Initially highlighting the Macmillan Cancer centre – Brighton  (appreciation tweeted by Macmillan GP).

With the help of patients, Care Navigators and the Public Health team, there are plans to regularly change the highlighted  sites and related leaflets based on particular Health themes/services.

  • Cancer services
  • Food
  • Activity: walks/cycling…
  • Sexual Health services
  • etc…

suggestions welcomed


 

Fabrica trustee

Arts, Health & Wellbeing.

darrenemilianos has just joined the team at FABRICA (Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art) as a Trustee.

Fabrica already does a lot of work with the community, take a look at Beyond the Gallery.

 

Here’s a little reading to get started:

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. Our partners in this Inquiry have been the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, King’s College London, the Royal Society for Public Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. We are extremely grateful to our funders, Wellcome, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.”

Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre is already going some interesting work and promoting the benefits.

We are going to start some projects in Woodingdean.