Two visitors to the Science and Industry Museum at an evening event.

Placebo: Social Prescription

Part of Clod Ensemble's Placebo

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.

What’s the best medicine for you? Along with pills and prescriptions, doctors and nurses now have the option of prescribing a whole range of non-clinical community services that help improve your health.  So come along and get up to speed about social prescription, with health professionals and creative practitioners who believe that relationships, activities and expectations can have a radical impact on health and wellbeing. Discover how doctors are now prescribing everything from joining choirs to visiting museums.

You’ll be mingling with speakers from the Social Prescription Network, the Whitworth Gallery and innovative health centres, to get their take on this alternative approach to health care.

Our panel includes:

  • Jo Ward, Changemaker, Co-Chair of the North West Branch of the Social Prescription Network
  • Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Michelle Howarth, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Society, University of Salford
  • Wendy Gallagher, Arts in Health Coordinator, Whitworth Art Gallery
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Thursday 25 October 2018,
6pm - 8pm

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The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER

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Tickets for this event are now off sale

Age guidance

Adults and teenagers 14+

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