How well employees feel at work is crucially important to their wellbeing and productivity. Spending time in green space has a multitude of benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing.
What we do:
Research into workplace wellbeing and green space
Our research, supported by the Health Foundation, investigated the impact of green space on staff wellbeing at three NHS sites.
National and regional workshops
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has designed a series of intervention-based workshops with individual healthcare trusts and businesses to enable people to access green spaces for the benefit of their health at work.
We run workshops in each region to help people Engage, Inspire, Act (behaviour change) and Thrive. We link with policy leads at Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Employees to ensure greater focus on green space at work for health.
Locally we run detailed interventions (see our workshop offer below) as well as publicity campaigns and communication across key sites. We are very keen to partner with organisations near or at current NHS Forest sites, but also work with other medical faciltiies or workplaces.
Our workshop offer
- A focus on removing the barriers to behaviour change
- Suggested interventions to try
- Inspiring case studies
- Troubleshooting solutions to difficult issues.
We work closely with senior managers within the trust to design interventions and to ensure that they are well publicised and utilised. We also monitor and evaluate interventions to assess their success.
Download our Workplace Wellbeing leaflet for more information here.
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