Tag: arts

Wellbeing Our Way

It’s a busy time for pharmacies. Many of us are turning to pharmacies for something to fight off seasonal sniffles, or to help with New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight or quitting smoking. But it’s also an interesting time for the community pharmacy landscape in general, with debates currently underway about the future role of pharmacies and how they link to other health services. “It’s more important than ever that pharmacy users are heard and involved along […]

Green and social prescribing

Why social prescriptions are just what the doctor ordered Social prescriptions, from fishing to knitting groups, are helping patients back on to the road to recovery – Guardian article http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/05/social-prescribing-fishing-group-doctor-ordered Use the arts to boost the nation’s health This article details a range of creative ‘social prescription’ initiatives to improve health and wellbeing. A number of examples are referenced (with links); they include the House of Memories in Liverpool for those suffering with dementia, and Health Cornwall which […]