In July 2019 we ran two workshops to explore social prescribing, the first with members of the interested public and the second with practitioners.
Workshop 1 (public): Wellbeing at cultural venues
We held a workshop to gather the views of members of the public about social prescribing. Social prescribing seeks to address people's non-medical needs (e.g. feeling lonely, housing difficulties, debt problems) by linking them to groups or organisations in the local community that can help. The event included brief talks about how social prescribing is being delivered in Oxford, and the role of gardens, libraries and museums in developing activities that can make people feel better and less isolated. There were several opportunities during the day for those attending to share their views.
Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019, 9.45AM-4PM
Location: The King’s Centre, 64 Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES
Workshop 2 (practitioners): The role of gardens, libraries and museums in social prescribing: A meeting to foster awareness and collaborations
This was a chance for practitioners and researchers to hear what is happening in Oxford but also to network with colleagues from across the country with an interest in social prescribing.
Date: Thursday 18 July 2019, 10.30am-3pm
Location: Kellogg College, Oxford