This guide is designed to dispel some of the myths surrounding social prescribing in the arts and cultural sector.
What is Arts and Cultural Prescribing?
Humans have long used arts as a way to make sense of the world, build connections and define themselves whilst benefiting from the arts’ therapeutic effects.
The Arts and Culture: Social Prescribing Myth Buster was created by London Arts and Health, and was commissioned by the Mayor of London and his Culture and Creative Industries team.
The guide has been researched and written by Interim Director Anna Woolf and Research Assistant Elena Charlton from London Arts and Health, with special thanks to the prior Executive Director of London Arts and Health: Jenni Regan. Further thanks go to the wider GLA Culture and Health teams, in particular Jacqueline Rose, Clare Lovett and Mike Clewley for all their help and support.
London Arts and Health would also like to recognise and give thanks to all the key stakeholders who contributed to the research, development and feedback on this guide; including London Arts and Health members, podcast interviewees Trapped in Zone One and Alba Frederick and Naomi Woddis from The Two of Us Podcast, members from St. Margaret’s House in particular, Breathe Arts Heath Research, UCLH, all the wonderful Link Workers, and primary care staff who consulted on the material.
The Arts and Culture: Social Prescribing Myth Buster was designed by Keith Hagan.
The website design is by Louise at Scallywag Design.