Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership (SCHWeP) is an innovative and inclusive partnership addressing inequalities in health and well-being through culture. It is an informal cross-sector network of over 150 members with a core group of around 50 individuals.
More about SCHWeP
SCHWeP is one of the first borough-wide strategic approaches to culture, health and wellbeing taken by a local authority. Although closely cooperating with the council, it works independently. Anyone can join, including artists, organisations, healthcare providers and researchers.
Southwark is a diverse community and experiences many of the health and social inequalities and challenges of an inner-city borough. SCHWeP has come together to tackle these inequalities through moving away from an exclusively medical model of care towards a more community-based, person-centred approach, which brings together the expertise and experience from all parts of the cultural community and health and care system.
Since its creation in 2019 the network has run a series of projects, connecting local providers, artists and organisations to have a real impact on community wellbeing.
SCHWeP’s key strands of work are:
- Health Inequalities
- Social Prescribing
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health
To join the network and find out the date of the next forum, please subscribe to our mailing list . You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For any other queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 15 September 2023