Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Get into fishing at hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. They are funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income
Get Fishing for Wellbeing: National Academy for Social Prescribing’s Dr Radha and Angling Trust discuss ‘Environmental Meditation’ through fishing – Podcast on Prescription S2 Ep2
Dr Radha is joined by Dean Asplin from the Angling Trust and Dr Mark Wheeler from CARP to discuss how angling and social prescribing can improve mental wellbeing.
Dr Radha is joined by Dean Asplin Angling Development Manager for the Angling Trust and Dr Mark Wheeler from iCARP to discuss how angling and social prescribing can improve mental wellbeing.
Dean Asplin talks on how the ‘Get Fishing for Wellbeing’ initiative looks to inform, educate and support the NHS practitioners and Community Link workers on the clear benefits of angling and how this amazing sport can support patients to boost their mental health and wellbeing.
Also, Dr Mark Wheeler, a chartered psychologist, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and an experienced mental health therapist with over ten years’ of working both within the NHS as well as privately explains how he formed the not-for-profit iCARP CIC to continue researching the potential benefits of angling to this form of social prescription and how iCARP has become the Angling Trust’s first Get Fishing for Wellbeing Approved Partner.
Notes for Editors:
Dr Radha (drradha.co.uk) is the medical expert for BBC Radio 1’s daytime show, Life Hacks and the co-presenter of their weekly Life Hacks Podcast. She appeared as the medical reporter for The Sex Education Show Ch4 and Make My Body Younger BBC Three. She has been the resident GP for the daytime show Live with Gabby on CH5 and for Newsround CBBC. She has also reported on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, ITV Tonight, Channel 5 News and ITN News. Apart from her BBC Radio 1, she has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, LBC and Radio 1’s Newsbeat.
Contact for this item: Dean Asplin Angling Development Manager (South) [email protected]