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Social prescribing is being rolled out in the NHS to address social, environmental and economic problems that affect people’s well-being (e.g. loneliness, low mood, concerns about money or housing issues). It does this by linking them to local groups or organisations. This can include supporting people to find and engage with volunteering opportunities.
We are a team at the University of Oxford interested in social prescribing and how it can help different groups of people. We have completed a study on how volunteering can affect the well-being of volunteers. It included a review of qualitative literature and interviews with volunteers.
We would like to invite you to a meeting at which we will a) share a summary of what we found from this research, and b) consider together future re-search on this topic. At the meeting we will have time, in small groups, to discuss our research findings and ideas for future research. Hence, it is an opportunity to hear about what our study found and to offer your thoughts on areas for future research. The meeting will be online; it will take place via Zoom.

About 30 people will attend. Please email Stephanie Tierney if you wish to come or for further details (


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