2018 Autumn Blog

From Dr Jane Povey, Founding Director, Creative Inspiration Shropshire CIC

You might be wondering how I have managed to remain so quiet for the past few months. The reason is that I have been experiencing creative wellbeing in action whilst recovering from a small stroke I had in July.

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Dragon's Den

My Dragon’s Den pitch for SSE - I have been living in Shropshire for 20yrs, bringing up a family, working as a GP and medical manager and enjoying music as my hobby.

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I have lived and worked as a GP in Shropshire for the past 20 years and enjoy music as a hobby, currently playing principal flute in the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra.

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Social Prescribing

What is social prescribing? Here is one definition:

"Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community. It provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and wellbeing”

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In order to achieve our mission of “growing individual and collective wellbeing and resilience in Shropshire through the creative arts” I started to gather a tribe of participants,

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I started by exploring what was already going on locally and nationally and discovered a wealth of brilliant programmes and organisations.

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