In this recording of our webinar (original event 22 September 2023), guest speakers discussed what it means for a music group to be 'social prescribing friendly' and the rewards and challenges that come with engaging with social prescribing.
Social prescribing is an NHS scheme where medical services can refer patients to community-based activity to improve their health and well-being. It offers a huge opportunity to benefit music groups and positively impact their communities.
- Baz Chapman - Manager of Singing for Health Network
- Lucy Geddes - co-Director of String of Hearts CIC
- Emily Foulkes - Director of Music for Good Cornwall
The views represented by the speakers in this webinar are their own, and do not represent the views of Making Music.
Poll report (mentioned during the webinar at the 5:30-minute mark) on the extent groups are engaging in social prescribing
- Watch our previous webinar recording on social prescribing from 20 May 2022
- For more useful information on social prescribing, check out our resources
- For members, access social prescribing templates
- Making Music Safeguarding training course
- If your group is running a social prescribing programme/event, add your listing to the Prescribe-arts database
- ISM - Music and social prescribing webinar
- Singing for Health Network - Social prescribing guides to choirs and singing groups
- Music for Good - 'Music prescribed for wellbeing in a GP surgery' project
- 2MakeIt - a charity that helps rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners by offering them creative expression through programmes in skills such as music, art and writing
- Creative Health Quality Framework - guidance for creative and cultural initiatives that aim to support people’s health and wellbeing
- National Academy for Social Prescribing - a national charity, its goal is to ensure social prescribing thrives across the UK
- SPRING Social Prescribing - a community of health organisations that deliver social prescribing throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland
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