University to celebrate Social Prescribing Day

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The University is celebrating Student Mental Health Day and Social Prescribing Day by connecting individuals with community assets that may benefit them.

Social prescribing is an approach that enables a range of stakeholders, often based in healthcare, to refer individuals to non-clinical interventions, to empower individuals and improve their health and wellbeing. This can include supporting access to gardening activities, often termed ‘green prescribing’ or supporting access to cultural prescriptions, such as a book club or choir.

The University has been offering cultural prescriptions since the establishment of the Heritage Collections Prescribe Culture in 2019. However, since the end of Covid lockdowns, other forms of social prescriptions are available to the campus community and the University now also hosts Social PrescribED.

The Social PrescribED ‘Tastival’ has been created to celebrate Social Prescribing Day 2024. Running until 20 March, a series of taster sessions will be open to those who work in health and wellbeing roles, who may be in a position to refer students and non-students into these community-based, non-clinical support programmes.

Find out more

Social PrescribeED | The University of Edinburgh

Social PrescribED Tastival Tickets, Edinburgh | Eventbrite