Applications are invited for this coached programme focussed on supporting individuals involved in adopting or spreading innovative approaches to self-care and social prescribing. The aim is to enable health and care professionals to improve the quality of care through implementing innovation.

This is a six-month coached programme starting in July 2019 which provides:

  •   Practical skills and tools for the adoption and spread of innovative approaches; skills development; and action learning workshops
  •   Regular group coaching to support learning and reflection on how to spread innovations
  •   Personal development and growth as participants learn how to overcome barriers and challenge beliefs that hold them back.
  •    Group support to build resilience while working with others facing similar challenges

Who can apply?

Professionals from health and care, third sector, academic, and public sector organisations in the North West Coast with a particular interest in self-care, social prescribing and digital tech for social innovation. We also have a limited number of places for local small businesses.

What is the commitment?

The programme will start in July 2019 and participants will be expected to commit to three full day workshops to be held in Haydock, Merseyside  (11th July, 18th September, 14th November) as well as virtual coaching sessions in between. The deadline for applications is 28th June.

In order to take part fully in the programme activities you will need access to various online  platforms which may need your organisation’s IT permissions, these include: Zoom, Moodle and Webex.

What is social prescribing?

The Kings Fund describes social prescribing as “a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.  Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

“Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.”

Apply here before 28th June 2019.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]