As part of a move towards place-based care, social prescribing seeks solutions to psychosocial problems in the community beyond the clinical environment.
The most common outcomes of such community referral schemes are: increases in self-esteem and confidence; a greater sense of control and
empowerment; improvements in psychological wellbeing; and reductions in anxiety and depression.
Arts on prescription is a vital part of social prescribing, providing participatory creative activities that help to restore people’s wellbeing, reduce anxiety, depression and stress and aid in the management of long-term health conditions.
Extracted from The Role of Arts and Cultural Organisations in Health and Wellbeing Policy Briefing – September 2017
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