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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment. Has a range of different courses from scrabble to yoga.
The aim of the Society is to encourage participation in and appreciation of various aspects of the arts, but in particular, drawing and painting in all media. We believe in providing a programme and environment which will encourage members to develop and improve their skills and appreciation of art.
Totnes Art Society is an association of artists of all levels of ability.
Foxhole Community Garden is a resource for the local community and a place to offer therapeutic gardening sessions and gardening sessions for families.
Organised creative walks in nature.
A new list of mood-boosting books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.
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If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.