INSPYRE (Increasing Social Prescribing Youth Referrals): Wellbeing While Waiting


Social prescribing is a mechanism of connecting patients with non-medical forms of support within the community and has been shown to improve mental health and wellbeing in adult populations. In the last few years it has been applied to child and youth settings with promising results. Currently, pathways are being developed for social prescribing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to support children and young people on treatment waiting lists. The Wellbeing While Waiting study will evaluate if there are benefits to children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from offering social prescribing programmes to children and young people whilst they wait for treatment.

Partners & Collaborators


The National Academy for Social Prescribing

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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