The Big Emerging Minds Summit

Workshop: Practitioners’ and young people’s views on social prescribing

This workshop discussed the findings from research on practitioners’ and young people’s views on social prescribing. Attendees then went on to discuss developing future research questions, and actions to further the field of social prescribing with young people.

Three key messages:
  1. There are number of barriers which impede social prescribing happening for children and young people – many of which are unique to this population 
  2. Work needs to be undertaken across the different system levels (individual, organisational, cultural) levels to address these 
  3. Future research should focus on understanding and addressing barriers from minoritized groups which are currently under-represented in social prescribing

This workshop was connected to our Supporting the Supporters research challenge: How can young people, family members, and settings be better enabled to help promote good mental health and prevent and overcome emerging mental health problems? 

Artwork from Tom Bailey (@tombaileyart).

Further Resources

Workshop Live Tweets

You can read a great thread below from Molly Murray who live-tweeted the workshop via @smollypsych.

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