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Social prescribing offers a way out of isolation in east Cork

The Irish examiner covered an article detailing how social prescribing helped the locals in Cork: Cork woman Mary O’Reilly was hospitalised for three months over the pandemic with sepsis. Her husband died on Christmas Eve — she had not been able to see him for many months before his death. After being discharged from hospital,

2022-12-02T12:35:34+00:00Latest News|

Culture Vitamins: Social Prescribing Case study Denmark

In a whitewashed studio in northern Denmark, 11 unemployed strangers are embarking on a hearty rendition of Yellow Submarine. Jonas Thrysøe is not one of them. At least, not yet. The 36-year-old has agoraphobia, rarely leaves the house and can’t think of anything worse than a group singalong. And yet by the second chorus he

2022-12-02T12:33:26+00:00Latest News|

Face to Face Activate Partner Meeting in sunny Bordeaux

Our hosts LeLaba welcomed the Activate partners from UK, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Denmark (virtually) to the first face-to-face transnational partner meeting! After almost 2 years of collaborating solely online, partners were glad to have the opportunity to meet each other personally. Our hosts made the most of the beautiful weather and took partners

2022-12-02T12:31:01+00:00Latest News|

Roscommon Well Connected – Social Prescribing Project

Recently ACTIVATE Partner Roscommon LEADER Partnership were invited to give a speech to Minister Frank Feighan to recognise the Healthy Ireland Initiative "Roscommon Well Connected Social Prescribing Project" Speeches were given by our CEO Martina Early, our SICAP and Inclusion Lead Coordinator Linda Sice, the Social Prescribing Coordinator Michaela Deane Huggins and a participant

2022-12-02T12:26:20+00:00Latest News|

NHS costs: Battle to slash prescriptions that drain health service of £18bn

MILLIONS of patients could benefit from social prescribing instead of popping pills, top doctors say. It comes as Britain's reliance on medication costs the NHS £18billion a year, as rising numbers seek quick and easy fixes to increasingly complex health problems. Dr Aseem Malhotra, NHS consultant cardiologist and president of the Public Health Collaboration, said:

2022-12-02T12:20:52+00:00Latest News|

Social Prescribing, ATU Sligo have a course!

If you have an interest in a career in Social Prescribing, the ATU Sligo have a course. This programme aims to provide existing and potential Social Prescribing Link Workers with targeted evidence-informed knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of Social Prescribing, delivered in an easily accessible manner. In supporting the role of Social

2022-12-02T12:18:39+00:00Latest News|

Young people to be prescribed surfing and dancing by NHS to help anxiety

Young people will take part in surfing, rollerskating and gardening to see whether sport, the arts and outdoor activities can make them less anxious and depressed.   NHS mental health trusts will use the activities to help 600 young people on their waiting lists for care as part of a study into whether “social prescribing”

2022-12-02T12:14:31+00:00Latest News|

Michaela – The Roscommon Social Prescriber

Here in Roscommon LEADER Partnership we value the importance of community and social inclusion. We believe that nobody should be left behind. That’s why in 2021 we started a Social Prescribing Project known as Roscommon Well Connected Project. The aim of this project was to refer individuals in the county to non-clinical supports and interventions

2022-06-26T18:50:55+00:00Latest News|

NHS launches recruitment drive for social prescribing link workers

NHS launches recruitment drive for social prescribing link workers In a bid to help combat loneliness and isolation fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS has stepped up its recruitment efforts for social prescribing link workers. Already, more than 1,200 of these workers are helping people improve their mental health and get more exercise through

2021-05-17T10:32:56+00:00Latest News|

Better funding needed for social prescribing

Better funding needed for social prescribing More funding across the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is needed if it is to help meet increased demand for social prescribing, according to a new report. The scheme works by referring NHS patients to local voluntary and community services, to improve their quality of life, health and

2021-05-17T10:31:11+00:00Latest News|
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