Upcoming events: 

Transforming Mental Health and Dementia Provision with the Natural Environment

Thursday 10th November 2016

Great Hall, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom

The National Outdoors for All Working Group chaired by Natural England is hosting a national conference, organised by The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) to bring health and social care together with the natural environment sector, to look at practical ways of increasing provision and commissioning of natural solutions as a mainstream activity in helping to improve mental health and dementia.

Through presentations and workshops the conference will showcase best practice from around the UK, to equip both the natural environment sector and health and social care to mainstream and scale up nature-based interventions in mental health and dementia treatment and prevention. We are looking forward to welcoming excellent speakers at the conference, including Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, James Cross, Chief Executive of Natural England, Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia and Gregor Henderson National Lead for Wellbeing and Mental Health for Public Health England.

Additionally, we will be hearing from a number of excellent delivery bodies who will be sharing their experience and leading workshops to deliver the key learning outcomes from this action-focused event. This conference is designed to attract policy makers, mental health and dementia commissioners, mental health and dementia service providers, GPs, directors of public health, council staff involved in transport, planning, parks and leisure and others working in health and social care as well as people working on nature based projects with measurable health benefits.

Registration is now open. Tickets cost £75 plus VAT. Please sign up at .