Information Services

Programme 6

Programme 6 is an early intervention referral ‘social prescription’ for students presenting with mental health difficulties. Referral only.

Programme 6 at the University of Edinburgh

A choice of 6 week programmes consisting of heritage and nature-based small group workshops. Our summer programme is now finished and we hope to have details of our Autumn programme available by the end of August. 

Referral partners include: GPs, Counselling Services, The Advice Place, Chaplaincy and Student Wellbeing and Support Teams, working at any university in Edinburgh. 

Prescribe Culture Lead, Ruthanne Baxter, is always happy to speak to any referral partner and/or any student who has been referred to Programme 6, to talk through some of the background and details in advance of starting a programme, to support accessibility, help reduce any anxiety and increase understanding and confidence.

Please don’t hesitate to email Ruthanne on PrescribeCulture@ed.ac.uk to arrange a time to chat.

Programme 6 gave me calming activities, a much more productive and helpful way to distract myself and relax than I had before. It is a useful addition to other forms of support

Student on Programme 6 Pilot

Programme 6 has given me a new interest and something positive to focus on.

Student on Programme 6 Pilot

As a student from China it made me slow down and know Edinburgh and the UK better in an innovative way, through heritage. During the Prescribe Culture Programme 6 sessions, I was peaceful, less anxious, less stressed, and happier.

Student on Programme 6 Pilot

Programme 6 Highlands

For those based in the Highlands, please find our offer for Prescribe Culture Highlands below, for Autumn 2022: