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Social Prescribing Day 2024

Partnership with the SocialprescribED Tastival

The event is all about raising awareness, and understanding, of the varied social prescribing programmes listed on the University of Edinburgh’s SocialPrescribED webpage. The Tastival will run across two weeks in March, centred around Social Prescribing Day 2024, on Thursday 14 March.Social PrescribED developed out of the University’s Prescribe Culture initiative, reflecting the diversity of social prescriptions including green prescribing, movement prescriptions and online social prescribing being made available for referrals from health and wellbeing professionals on campus, as well as across the city.

The Tastival is open to anyone working across Edinburgh and the Lothians, with adults who may have relevant need and benefit from referrals into some of the social prescribing programmes listed below. This includes Community Link Workers, Wellbeing Advisors, Student Support Officers, Social Workers, GPs, Occupational Health Therapists, Counselling Services, Community Mental Health Services and any relevant charities e.g. SAMH

UoE Prescribe Culture’s Tastival offer brings together a flavour of the Prescribe Culture service which is open to referrals and available to individuals, 18+, across Edinburgh’s student and non-student communities, for those seeking non-clinical support for mental health and/or for those who may benefit from the opportunity to connect in a small group, structured, socialising context. 

The narrow boat we will be using is called “Waterwitch”, she is dark blue and will be moored up on the Union Canal between the Leamington Lift Bridge and Viewforth bridge On the Dundee Street side of the canal.  

We are well served by buses 1,34,35,27,10

Waterwitch moored up

Our event is fully booked and names are now being added to a waiting list.