Eden on Prescription

“Early signs are that the ‘prescriptions’ really are working: a study of this pilot … has shown that over 12 weeks 94% of participants have experienced an increase in wellbeing, and the GP surgery has seen a 40% drop in associated visits.”

The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK) is nestled in a huge crater, where massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity. Those running the project say that they:

“… are making use of our beautiful site and the skills in our team to support and treat people with a range of conditions from mental ill health to diabetes, through social prescribing.”

And more:

“We believe that being in and around the natural environment, and giving people social shared experiences, provides us with the basis to improve our health and wellbeing. That’s why we’re running several ‘social prescribing’ projects.

Early signs are that the ‘prescriptions’ really are working: a study of this pilot (part of a wider programme run by St Austell Healthcare) has shown that over 12 weeks 94% of participants have experienced an increase in wellbeing, and the GP surgery has seen a 40% drop in associated visits …”

Find out more from here.

 

Eden on Prescription
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