Webinar: Social prescribing and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

Join us for a webinar with the National Academy for Social Prescribing on the 16th of April, where we will be sharing learning from the first phase of the Wellbeing While Waiting (‘INSPYRE) trial.

25 March 2024

How can social prescribing help young people waiting for CAMHS support?

There are currently long waiting lists for young people needing mental health support in the UK. In this webinar we will explore how a social prescribing pathway could help young people aged 11-18 while they are waiting to access CAMHS, by connecting them to non-medical forms of community support such as skills development, peer support, befriending and social or cultural activities.

We will be sharing learnings from the first phase of the Wellbeing While Waiting (‘INSPYRE) trial – a three-year observational cohort study launched in 2022 by the Social Biobehavioural Research Group at the University College London, funded by the Prudence Trust. Alongside this there will be an introduction to a newly published manual which will support CAMHS staff in developing and scaling social prescribing services in the future, as well as insights from making social prescribing happen right now on the ground. The session will end with the opportunity to ask questions.

Speakers:

  • Professor Daisy Fancourt, Social Biobehavioural Research Group at University College London.
  • Dr Daniel Hayes, Social Biobehavioural Research Group at University College London.
  • Liza Jarvis, Children and Young People (CYP) Social Prescribing Lead at Streetgames.
  • Laura Buglass, Primary Mental Health Specialist at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Toby Sweet, CEO at Sunderland Counselling Service.

The webinar is being hosted by the National Academy for Social Prescribing on Tuesday 16th April, 12:30 – 13:30. Register here.

 

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