In social prescribing there is a referral process whereby health or social care professionals refer people to a service or a source of support. Social prescribing can also include referral from other professionals or self-referral. Arts on Prescription schemes provide arts and creative activities for people experiencing a range of challenges such as mental health problems, bereavement, chronic pain and longterm conditions. The purpose of such schemes is to help people in their recovery through creativity and increasing social engagement. Although the schemes are varied in their approaches and settings, the common theme is that there is a referral process.