Given the lower life expectancy and overall health reported in people from ethnic minority groups, the Multi Faith Centre is partnering with the University of Derby, Talk for Health and Community Action Derby to develop strategies to mitigate the health inequalities experienced by people from ethnic minorities.
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing. However, people from ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented in creative and nature-based social prescribing programmes both as providers and recipients.
The SP4ALL project is recruiting individuals from a range of faith communities and diverse backgrounds to undertake practitioner training, who will then go on to attend Cultural Competence training. Participants will learn together by building on existing Social Prescribing networks and receiving therapeutic training with our partners. The practitioners will work with a mentor and go on to become Cultural Champions of their own cultural knowledge.
Mentors and cultural champions will then work together to co-develop and co-deliver a 10-week asset-based programme in collaboration with a local community organisation. At the end of 10- week programme, a research team will assess the participants changes in personal, interpersonal and social wellbeing. The research team will then go on to identify key elements of the training and produce a draft training handbook, which will be used to scale-up the intervention available for other practitioners and organisations across the UK.
The Multi Faith Centre is excited to be part of SP4ALL project. The talents, expertise and enthusiasm of our regions ethnic minority and diverse faith communities have a valuable role to play in improving health and wellbeing and addressing health inequalities. We look forward to playing our part in improving access, engagement and representation to social prescribing in arts, health and wellbeing.
If you are interested in taking part in the training, you can register here for the information sessions:
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