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  • Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Amadea Turk
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Health and well-being can be influenced by a variety of factors. Recognising this, social prescribing can involve referral to a local service or group in the voluntary/community sector, which may include attending public spaces or amenities.

Members of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine are working with colleagues from the Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) team at the University of Oxford and Kellogg College to explore ways in which these settings can contribute to people’s health and well-being. 

The objectives of our work include:

  • To promote knowledge exchange between academics, clinicians, policymakers and members of the public, providing or receiving social prescribing initiatives, and partners at the University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) division
  • To raise public awareness of the role of these environments for social prescribing
  • To improve the evidence base and support wider implementation

Please contact Stephanie Tierney or Kamal Mahtani if you would like to find out more.


This work is supported by a University of Oxford Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund.

Read the Department for Continuing Education's article about the GLAM project

Read about the two workshops we held as part of the GLAM project:

Workshop 1: What have gardens, libraries and museums got to do with your health and wellbeing? - A workshop for members of the public

Workshop 2:  How can gardens, libraries and museums support social prescribing? - A meeting to foster awareness, collaboration and engagement with stakeholders                 

Meet the team:


Volunteering and social prescribing

Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Amadea Turk, Geoff Wong

to 17 April 2020

The role of Gardens, Libraries and Museums in supporting well-being

Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Amadea Turk

to 19 March 2020

Social prescribing connector schemes

Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani, Geoff Wong, Anne-Marie Boylan

to 14 March 2020

Exploring social prescribing needs for rural communities: A healthy community fair in a community pub

Amadea Turk, Stephanie Tierney, Kamal R. Mahtani

to 26 February 2020