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Prescribe Culture

Date 18 January 2019
Time 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh
Organiser University of Edinburgh Museums


About the Event

Prescribe Culture is a pilot project by the University of Edinburgh Museums Services, pro-actively engaging with social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral or non-pharmacological support, for the benefit of the student community.

While the pilot will be entirely carried out within the University of Edinburgh student community, the ambition is for Prescribe Culture, if successful, to be rolled out and scaled up, becoming a citywide initiative and contributing to City of Edinburgh’s commitment of Delivering a Healthier City for All Ages.

Prescribe Culture aims to support enabling University Student Support Officers, Campus GPs, nurses and other care professionals, through development of a referral system for appropriate patients, prescribe a range of non-clinical services available from Museums, Galleries and other partner cultural organisations across Edinburgh. 


9am Registration and Coffee 
9.30am Welcome & introductions: UoE Museums Services Manager, Ruthanne Baxter
9.40am Why Prescribe Culture is important for the Student Experience: UoE Director of Student Wellbeing, Andy Shanks and EUSA Vice President, Welfare, Kai Docherty.
9.55am A local GP will share current prescribing choices 
10.15am The Scottish Poetry Library – why be a cultural prescription provider? Hannah Lavery
10.30am Social Prescribing programme at Arts and Healthcare, Margaret O’Connor
10.45am Next Steps

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