Social prescribing, the emerging remedy in Australia to counter chronic health problems through support for social therapies, is to be the focus of this special #CHF Talks webinar being presented with Mental Health Australia on 31 August.
Social prescribing involves the referral of patients to non-medical activities, ranging from health and fitness programs to movie clubs and meditation.
Social prescribing is becoming part of mainstream health care practice in many countries including the UK and Canada, and small pilots are being trialled in Australia. In November 2019 CHF co-hosted a roundtable with the RACGP which produced a report and a set of recommendations to see social prescribing adopted more widely in Australia. (https://chf.org.au/social-prescribing)
Join us to hear from leading experts in this space, including international colleagues, and local consumers who have seen the benefits of social prescribing first hand.
This will be a special extended webinar running from 12:00 - 1:15pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, 31 August 2020.
Dr Kate Mulligan
Director of Policy and Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities
Dr Mark Morgan
Chair, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Expert Committee – Quality Care
Consumer advocate, member of the CHF Consumer Commission, Youth Health Forum, and a participant in Social Prescribing roundtable with the RACGP and PCHSS in 2019.
CEO, IPC Health - leading the locally based Victorian social prescribing pilot
Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Dr Leanne Beagley
Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia
Participants are encouraged to send questions and comments for the panel by Friday 28 August to Senior Policy Officer, Lisa Gelbart - email: L.Gelbart@CHF.org.au