The Art of Social Prescribing: new project funded by AHRC

The Institute of Cultural Capital’s (ICC) Kerry Wilson has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research arts-based social prescribing, in collaboration with Professor Rhiannon Corcoran of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice at the University of Liverpool. Funded under the AHRC’s recent ‘public policy’ highlight notice, ‘The Art of Social Prescribing’ has been designed to inform the future development of clinical commissioning policy on arts and cultural interventions in mental health care. More specifically, the project will examine the decision-making processes behind arts-based social prescribing, and its professional efficacy in mental health care contexts.

Other project partners include the NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool Health and Wellbeing Board, and the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Service. The project has been funded for a 12 month period and will formally commence in August 2014.

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