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Social Prescribing Day 2021

What is International Social Prescribing Day?

Social Prescribing Day (scheduled 18th of March 2021) is an event aiming to foster an attitudinal change, to shift the power to the people and local communities, to forge cross-sectoral collaboration, to promote co-design and co-creation, and to ensure social prescribing continues to grow as a grassroots movement.

Why should we celebrate International #SocialPrescribing Day?

Given recent struggles and the significant strain placed on the NHS by the COVID19 pandemic, it seems hard to celebrate anything at all. However, it is in the face of adversity that communities have come together to support those most in need, to enable them to stay active and connected during the pandemic.

One might argue that social prescribing is needed now more than ever, given the devastating effect of the pandemic, not only on our physical health, but also on our mental health, regardless of our age and demographic.​

How did The Bureau celebrate International #SocialPrescribing Day?

We spent the day sharing short videos and information about our Social Prescribing Project – Community Navigation. See below all of the media we shared!

Hear Sophie Glinka, our Chief Officer, talking about Social Prescribing in Glossop
Listen to our Project Coordinator Fiona talking about her experiences of Social Prescribing, and how it affected her life.
Here’s how Social Prescribing helped in Glossop in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown