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.
Patient and stakeholder engagement project: The potential of social prescribing in supporting the health and wellbeing of people diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Stephanie Tierney, Shona Forster, Caroline Potter, Clare Mackay, Vanessa Raymont, Amadea Turk, Susan McCormack
This engagement project aims to increase understanding of the unmet needs and priorities of patients with MCI in relation to their health and wellbeing.
Social prescribing for older people in the time of COVID drawing on the cultural sector
Kamal R. Mahtani, Stephanie Tierney, Geoff Wong, Amadea Turk, Lucy Shaw, Emma Webster, Helen Chatterjee, Kerryn Husk, Kathryn Eccles, Caroline Potter, Harriet Warburton, Beth McDougall
Optimising cultural provision to improve older people’s wellbeing through social prescribing in the context of COVID-19: Realist review and evaluation.
Volunteering and social prescribing
Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Amadea Turk, Geoff Wong
Exploring the role of volunteering in community settings to promote well-being and to tackle ill-health.
Social prescribing connector schemes
Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Geoff Wong, Anne-Marie Boylan
Social prescribing connector schemes can support patients to engage in social prescribing activities. We are conducting a programme of work on the topic of social prescribing connector roles.
The role of Gardens, Libraries and Museums in supporting well-being
Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Amadea Turk
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.
The role of social prescribing for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment
Stephanie Tierney, Amadea Turk, Lucy Shaw
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.
Exploring social prescribing needs for rural communities: A healthy community fair in a community pub
Amadea Turk, Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani
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.
A community engagement project inspired by Manet's Portrait of Mlle Claus, 2015-2016.
‘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.
Memory Lane reminiscence sessions are for older people to share their stories at the Museum of Oxford.
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.
GLAM's Education Team delivers an on-going programme of object handling and art activities for patients with spinal injuries in partnership with Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
A wide-ranging public engagement programme which focused on J.M.W. Turner's oil painting of Oxford's High Street, featuring projects with young people and with homeless artists.