Join us for an enlightening public seminar on the transformative power of social prescribing. Explore this innovative approach of linking patients with non-medical interventions to support well-being.
Hear from four distinguished speakers, each bringing unique perspectives. Prof. Alex Haslam, a renowned Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow, will provide an overview of social prescribing and shed light on its psychological benefits. Tim Windsor, Associate Professor in Psychology at Flinders University, will discuss recent research findings from an intervention designed to promote engagement with life in older adults. Lastly, Mr. Mitch Fox and Dr. Jennie Wright, will share an inspiring success story about social prescribing in action.
Engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion, followed by networking drinks and nibbles.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation.
- Gain valuable insights from expert speakers. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to hear from four distinguished speakers who are leaders in their respective fields.
- Discover the transformative power of social prescribing. By attending this seminar, participants will gain a profound understanding of the positive impact that social prescribing can have on individuals and communities
- Engage in a dynamic panel discussion. In addition to the insightful presentations, the seminar will feature a thought-provoking panel discussion. This interactive session will provide a platform for participants to ask questions, exchange ideas, and delve deeper into the practical applications of social prescribing
Hear from our speakers:
Professor Alex Haslam
Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland
Alex Haslam, Professor of Psychology and Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland will explore the benefits of social connection for physical and mental health, and explore the effectiveness of strategies and programs for increasing this in vulnerable populations
Associate Professor Tim Windsor
Associate Professor in Psychology in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University
Tim Windsor is an Associate Professor in Psychology in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University. Tim’s current research focuses on examining social and psychological resources that promote well-being, links between views on ageing, health and well-being and developing interventions to promote engagement with life. He is Director of the Generations Research Initiative at Flinders and is a Distinguished Member the Australian Association of Gerontology and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
Director of Simple Healthcare Solutions
Director of Simple Healthcare Solutions, empowers practices nationwide with tailored, cost-effective solutions. Based in Adelaide, his expertise focuses on optimising data, systems, workflows, and hospitalisation avoidance strategies. With a dedicated team, Mitch drives positive change, supporting health sector communities for improved patient outcomes.
Dr Jennie Wright
GP, Bayside Family Medical and Musculoskeletal Practice
Jennie Wright is a Glenelg GP who is passionate about encouraging people to improve their health span, i.e. live with good health for longer. She was lucky enough to discover parkrun / parkwalk after her younger brother told her about it in 2014. She loves sharing this fun, friendly way of keeping fit with her patients. It has changed lots of lives for the better, and she loves being a part of that gateway to positive change.