Social prescribing research projects
The Social Prescribing Research Network has a well-established portfolio of health and social wellbeing public initiatives, working with a variety of different groups, including older people, local organisations, charities, events and local public houses.
Optimising cultural provision to improve older people’s wellbeing through social prescribing in the context of COVID-19: Realist review and evaluation.
This project looks at the role of gardens, libraries and museums to support health and well-being, and how we can raise public awareness of the role of these environments for social prescribing.
Social prescribing helps people locate and access community assets that can improve or maintain their holistic health. This project looks at the role of social prescribing for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.
Social prescribing is a key policy initiative for the NHS. We have engaged with members of a more rural area, to help us understand how social prescribing should be set up to make a difference to health and well-being across different life stages.
‘My Brain Diaries’ was a collaborative project between Headway Oxfordshire, poet Kelley Swain and the Joint Museums Community Engagement team in response to the Brain Diaries exhibition at the Museum of Natural History.
Meet Me at the Museum is a social group for older people that enables behind-the-scenes access to the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums and collections. Meet Me at the Museum supports older people and those living with Dementia to be socially connected, creating opportunities for new conversations and learning together.
The Ashmolean Museum saved Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for permanent public display, and an ambitious public engagement programme enabled as many people as possible to access and engage with the painting.
Picturing Parkinson's brings together artists, patients and neuroscientists to bridge the gap between objective research into Parkinson’s Disease and people’s lived experience of the condition.