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

Drawing by Martha Tromans, aged 17

For Science Gallery London‘s ON EDGE season I’ve curated an evening event 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.

Join us on November 27th from 7pm — 9pm. Register here for a free ticket.

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?