Free community event: ‘Social Mirror’ project offers activities on prescription

Wednesday 13th February, drop in between 2.30-6.30pm

A new project is being launched in Knowle West this February to direct isolated local people to community activities.

‘Social Mirror’ is a digital tool that will be used in doctors’ surgeries to prescribe social activities, rather than traditional medication, to people aged 18-25 and 65+. It’s being piloted in Knowle West by Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and the RSA, but they hope to roll it out across the city.

On Wednesday 13th February KWMC, on Leinster Avenue, is hosting a free community event and everyone is welcome:

• Join KWMC and RSA for refreshments and a chat
• Play a community health game
• Win £50 in vouchers in a prize draw
• Be the first to try out the digital tool that will be used in doctors’ surgeries in Knowle West.

RSA Senior Researcher Gaia Marcus explains: “The project in Knowle West came about because, in our research, we found that a lot of people rely on doctors and places like Filwood Hope [Advice Centre] for social support and advice. We thought it would be great if we could give GPs and community workers an easy way of understanding what people’s social connections look like, and what is out there…”

Transport is available for community groups to come to the launch event. Contact Sue for more information on 0117 903 0444 or e-mail sue@kwmc.org.uk