Developing social prescribing and community referrals for mental health in Scotland


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Friedli L, Vincent A, Woodhouse A

Year of Publication:
2007

Publisher(s):
Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

A resource for those in primary health care, community health and the voluntary sector, plus in sports, leisure, arts and health, this report advises linking the arts to improve delivery and understanding of mental health provision in the community.

The report recommends that using non-medical interventions/referrals/social prescribing to improve mental health is beneficial. Also, that shared data on resources; agreed referral criteria; recording and evaluating impact outcomes; not overloading GPs, and improving public knowledge of positive steps for good mental health (diet, stress management, exercise, sleep etc) are positive.

 



Main Focus: Mental Health

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Friedli, L., Vincent, A., & Woodhouse, A. (2007). Developing social prescribing and community referrals for mental health in Scotland. The Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health.