We are celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay at Sydenham Garden.
Social prescribing is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing which supports referrals from health professionals to non-clinical services.
Sydenham Garden has used a Social Prescribing approach since we first lay down our roots in 2002, as our founder Jim Sikorski, a local GP, recognised that his patients needed more than just medicine to manage physical and mental illness. Our projects at Sydenham Garden use community-based health promotion by engaging co-workers (those referred to us) in horticultural and creative activities across our two sites in South East London.
We would like give a big thank you to the GPs, community organisations, link and support workers and others who had the vision to believe in this approach and have taken the time to refer so many budding artists and gardeners to us over the years. Long may it continue!