31 August 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm




Social prescribing: a script for better living

Information and discussion webinar

This webinar was recorded on Monday, 31 August 2020

#CHF Talks webinar series

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 by CHF in partnership with Mental Health Australia.

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.

Hear from leading experts in this space, including international colleagues and local consumers who have seen the benefits of social prescribing first hand.

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Panelists for the webinar are:

  • 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
  • Georgia Gardner
    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.
  • Jayne Nelson
    Chief Executive Officer, IPC Health - leading the locally based Victorian social prescribing pilot

Facilitated by:

  • Leanne Wells
    Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
  • Dr Leanne Beagley
    Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Australia

Contact: Lisa Gelbart, Senior Policy Officer

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