The NHS Forest team presented at two interesting conferences in Oxford this May - showcasing their work and highlighting in what ways green spaces can play a role in improving people's health.
Sarah Dandy was invited to speak at the "Trees and Wellbeing: Past, present and future" conference at Oxford Brookes University, which looked at how trees play a role to benefit our wellbeing through the lenses of different disciplines. Alongside health and social care professionals, historians, town planners, educationalists, environmentalists and psychologists were brought together to offer their perspective on trees and wellbeing.
Meanwhile, Makena spoke at Oxford's "Naturally Healthy" conference with key note speaker Dan Bloomfield. The conference, hosted by the city council, is one the first of its kind in Oxford that sought to explore how local authorities and health authorities can better embed using nature to benefit health. The delegate pack can be found here.