Sticks and Stones Festival will take place at Fort Amherst in Chatham on Saturday 27 August 2022.
It is a festival of wellbeing for Medway residents that will have activities and workshops for all ages to take part in.
There will also be live music and entertainment throughout the day, plus food and beverages. The festival provides access to lots of different Medway services, all in one place. Activities include:
- creative arts - candle making
- sporting activities such as climbing, boxing and judo
- musical instruments
- digital art
- children’s games.
Fun for all ages and abilities!
The event will take place between 11am and 5pm.
What social prescribing is
Social prescribing is a way for organisations to ‘prescribe’ non-clinical support to people for their emotional and social wellbeing. This could include:
- feelings of stress
- feelings of loneliness
- feelings of isolation
- managing financial debt
- housing problems
- difficulties with relationships.
Social prescribing connects people to community groups and services, often through the support of a ‘link worker’. They may introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. Or they might help you find legal advice or debt counselling.
They might just help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are in your area. They could even support you to take up a new interest or hobby, such as joining a gardening club, a fishing group, a sports activity or ‘knit and natter’ group.
Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you. Studies show that people get better and feel better faster than those treated with medicine alone. And because it works, its happening more and more – including here in this area.
So come along to Sticks and Stones Festival on Saturday 27 August at Fort Amherst!