ICC’s Kerry Wilson delivers social prescribing presentation to arts and health conference in Sydney

Added on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

ICC Head of Research for Cultural Leadership, Kerry Wilson, has been at the Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference in Sydney, Australia, this week, where on Tuesday she presented a session on ‘Social Prescribing and the Cultural Determinants of Wellbeing in the UK‘.

Organised by Arts and Health Australia, this year’s conference is presenting best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ‘The Art of Social Prescribing’ is an ICC research project that was designed to inform the future development of cultural commissioning policy in the Liverpool city region.

The project examined the collaborative contexts and decision-making processes behind arts-based social prescribing, including its professional efficacy in mental health care settings, in association with a range of project partners including regional NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, mental health services, arts on prescription schemes and cultural organisations.

Further information on the project and downloadable resources are available on the research project page.

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