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Resource: Proposal for a Pilot ArtsCare Social Prescription Program (Mississauga Arts Council)

Following their findings from the Arts for Mental Health Conference in 2021, Mississauga Arts Council created a Proposal for a Pilot ArtsCare Social Prescription Program. Written by art therapist Haley Toll, this pilot program is the next step to furthering MAC’s ArtsCare initiatives to make creative experiences and activities available to residents as a non-pharmacological solution to improving mental health.

Resource: Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation: The U.S. Surgeon Gneral’s advisory on the healing effects of social connection and community (The U.S. Surgeon General)

Given the profound consequences of loneliness and isolation, we have an opportunity, and an obligation, to make the same investments in addressing social connection that we have made in addressing tobacco use, obesity, and the addiction crisis. This Surgeon General’s Advisory shows us how to build more connected lives and a more connected society.