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:
- There are number of barriers which impede social prescribing happening for children and young people – many of which are unique to this population
- Work needs to be undertaken across the different system levels (individual, organisational, cultural) levels to address these
- 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).
Workshop Live Tweets
You can read a great thread below from Molly Murray who live-tweeted the workshop via @smollypsych.
2/ lack of appropriate spaces for young people— Molly Murray (@smollypsych) October 17, 2022
3/ having appropriate clinical supervision (which is a structure to ensure support for workers which can also help the support that is being provided to the young people)
4/ not feeling confident engaging with parents or guardians
There are also some facilitators for practitioners:— Molly Murray (@smollypsych) October 17, 2022
1/ knowledge of local community assets
2/ having appropriate clinical supervision
3/ being able to provide young people with opportunities and experiences that they may not otherwise have
Some interesting links were shared during this workshop on social prescribing. Firstly, a link to a preprint article exploring the barriers and facilitators to social prescribing in child and young mental health #EmergingMinds @EmergingMindsUK https://t.co/4f5fHaUrv1— Molly Murray (@smollypsych) October 17, 2022