Resources
Ask Izzy – free service for people looking for support, Ask Izzy can help find nearby services including housing, meals, healthcare,  counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment etc.
A Social Prescribing Link Worker’s Perspective: The NHS England Social prescribing pages also include several case studies, several articles and initiatives.
Connected AU – Connected AU is a organisation working to combat isolation and loneliness in at-risk populations. There are two programs to ensure that vulnerable people can access connection, community and companionship in a safe and monitored way, ensuring everybody in our community stays visible and valued.
Connected AU Brochure for Individuals
Connected AU Brochure for Facilities and Organisations
Friends for Good: a volunteer driven not-for-profit organisation that includes a Friendline. FriendLine is for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
Gather My Crew: helps to activate a ‘support crew’ to help during tough times. Gather My Crew provides free purpose built technology to help coordinate and roster practice support for Australians doing it tough.
Men’s Sheds: deliver a wide range of services, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of members and reduce the number of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation.
Neighbourhood Houses: provide a range of services and opportunities for social connection. Neighbourhood Houses across Central Victoria are working on innovative ‘Wellbeing Scripts’ using human centred design, connecting clinicians, community and a breadth of social/health/wellbeing activities.
Reclink Australia provides sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
Parks Victoria: Nature is good medicine. Promotes social connections and offers guided park walks
Parks Victoria Health Professional Fact Sheet [social connection]  | Parks for Health and Wellbeing – Social connection
Parks Victoria Health Professional Fact Sheet [ mental health]  | Parks for Health and Wellbeing – Mental Health
Telecross Red Cross can provide a daily telephone call to people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed.
U3A Online: offers many useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. The courses are informal and offered as Independent Study.
Reports
A rapid literature review to inform primary care policy in Australia: Zurynski Y et al.
Animal Assisted Interventions for Young People experiencing homelessness– program implementation and outcomes by Dr Jess Heerde, Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne.
Infrastructure for Social Connection: Researching the existing assets for creating social connectedness and identifying interventions: Swinburn University Social Innovation Research Institute for Inner South Easy Metropolitan Partnership.
Living Our Best Life: Final Report on Trialling Social Prescribing in the City of Knox.
More than Medicine: Exploring Social Prescribing in Australia. Report from Friends for Good explores the perspectives and attitudes of people from across Australia about social prescribing and how they think it would impact their lives.
Social Prescribing Roundtable Report- CHF & RACGP  Nov 2019-This report is the outcome of the November 2019 roundtable discussion on social prescribing held by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Consumers Health Forum (CHF), in partnership with the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability.
Social Prescribing Literature Search Abstracts 2019 – June 2021
WHO evidence for Arts Factsheet  What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being in the WHO European Region?
Social Participation Among Older Adults Receiving Community Care Services Macquarie University study highlights opportunities to improve the social connections of older adults in home care.
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