This Evaluation theme aims to contribute to the development of robust social prescribing evaluation. It explores evaluation with different population groups, contexts and social prescribing models whilst using methods such as realist review, realist evaluation, group concept mapping and consensus methods.

WSSPR projects within this theme are listed below:

Developing the concept of social well-being in the context of social prescribing

Using Group Concept Mapping, WSSPR researchers conducted an international three-stage study to develop the concept of social well-being. The study identified six components of social well-being; ‘everyday life, activities and pastimes’, ‘family and friends’, ‘connecting with others and supporting needs’, ‘community involvement’, ‘engaging with and reflecting on the wider world’ and ‘self-growth and security’.

Read the full group concept mapping report here.

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

Developing the South Wales Social Well-being Scale (SWSWBS) in the context of social prescribing

Using the concept of social well-being identified in the Group Concept Mapping study, WSSPR researchers are developing a tool to measure social well-being that can be used by social prescribing practitioners and researchers.

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

The Body Hotel: Moving Respite

A programme of movement-based interventions aimed at decreasing symptoms of compassion fatigue and increasing creative avenues of support for the HEIW workforce.

Moving Respite is an online wellbeing programme of professional and personal development workshops that apply therapeutic dance/movement techniques for burnout prevention and embodied self-care.

Funder: Arts Council Wales

Partners: Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)

Contact:  Dr Thania Acarón