Arts & Culture: Social Prescribing Myth Buster

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Woolf A

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London Arts in Health Forum

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This simple guide, produced by the London Arts in Health Forum, aims to debunk some myths associated with social prescribing by providing straight-forward information for the individuals or arts cultural organisations looking to deliver social prescribing activities. The guide includes some case studies and signposts further resources,including training opportunties. It focuses on covering these seven myth busters:
Myth 1: Social prescribing is too complicated to consider
Myth 2: Funding for arts and culture on prescription is hard to access
Myth 3: Link workers and community connectors – do they really exist?
Myth 4: The evidence doesn’t stack up yet
Myth 5: Only big organisations can deliver social prescribing
Myth 6: Only specialist arts in health practitioners can deliver social prescribing
Myth 7: Referrals are difficult to get.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Woolf, A. (2021) Arts & Culture: Social Prescribing Myth Buster. London: London Arts in Health Forum.