Social prescribing takes a holistic approach to understanding a person's health – recognising the economic, environmental, cultural and social factors that affect our lives. The model encourages health services to link people to sources of non-clinical, community-based support for wellness such as joining an exercise class, a craft or musical group or a volunteering programme instead of solely relying on the traditional prescription of medicine.
Alternative and innovative approaches for improving health and well-being, such as social prescribing, are increasingly seen as a more progressive approach to prevention; offering opportunities to address these challenges by becoming a core part of a social and sustainable model of health and well-being. This is a key focus from policy context but there are also a number of projects ongoing across the UK that are developing this new model of health and wellbeing.
What you will study
The stand-alone module is part of the Mental Health and Wellbeing BSc, and it has been designed to support the growing need to ensure consistency, confidence and evidence/evaluation for practitioners and those involved in social prescribing and the shift we need to develop the new model of health and well being.
Course start dates
5 full days over 3 weeks, 10am-4pm
9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 May
OpTIC, St Asaph
Bursaries and subsidised places are available, please contact email@example.com
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