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ON EDGE: Let's get social: A different kind of prescription for anxiety

Science Gallery London , Guy’s Campus, London

27 Nov
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Image by Martha Tromas, aged 17
Part of ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety

Anxiety can often be caused by something amiss in our social environment. Should GPs prescribe arts and leisure activities that encourage participation, social interaction and physical activity, in addition to or instead of medication? 

This series of afternoon and evening talks, discussions and activities will explore how social prescribing is addressing the rising prevalence of anxiety in young people. What do successful social prescribing schemes that encourage participation in arts and culture activities look like? And how can we support the roll out of these initiatives in Southwark and Lambeth?  

This event is in two parts:

i) From 13:30 - 17:30 there will be talks and discussions in the theatre, led by leaders and champions of local social prescribing schemes.

ii) From 19:00 - 21:00 join us for a drink and an evening of activities led by artists as we discuss the importance of arts and culture for wellbeing and how social prescribing has the potential to help all individuals experiencing anxiety. 

There will be the opportunity to see the ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety  exhibition from 17:30 - 19:00

You need to register separately for each part of the event you plan to attend.

Register for the EVENING activities

Booking for the AFTERNOON sessions is coming soon.

This event is part of ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety, a free exhibition and events programme at Science Gallery London exploring the causes of and responses to anxiety in contemporary society through art, design, psychology and neuroscience

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