Tackling areas such as funding, the role of link workers and the importance of strong evidence-based research and evaluation, the guide aims to debunk some myths associated with social prescribing by providing straight-forward information for the individuals or arts cultural organisations looking to deliver social prescribing activities.
Jenni Regan, of London Arts and Health, said “Creative activity has long been known to have tangible effects on health and quality of life. The arts, creativity and the imagination are agents of wellness: they help keep the individual resilient, aid recovery and foster a flourishing society. Arts in health programmes across the capital are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes.”
For more information, and to download the guide, visit London Arts and Health. Also available on the site is a podcast series, speaking to people involved in arts and cultural social prescribing across London.