Social Prescribing Workshop

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Social Prescribing is a new method of health service delivery that aims to tackle the health problems associated with isolation by linking at-risk individuals with local community support. This British Psychological Society sponsered event brings those involved with delivering and commission such services with academics and other stakeholder. It will explore the practical implications of social cure work in the interface between health services, purposefully commissioned services, existing third sector provisions and peer led services.

There will be a focus on the challenges facing organisations involved in social prescribing and the populations they serve. There will also be a strong focus on networking and the event will include interactive workshops to identify the key challenges faced by those involved in delivering and/or commissioning social prescribing programmes.

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Our speakers include:

Dr Sarah Corlett: Sarah is the Chair of Healthwatch Lambeth, and will be discussing commissioning challenges associated with social prescribing.

Dr Mark Tarrant: Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health and will be presenting research on the links between identity and health outcomes.

Dr Daniel Frings: Dan is an Associate Professor in Psychology and will be discussing the ‘active ingredients’ of social connections, and challenges they present to social prescribing.

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