NHS staff, patients and the local community all have key roles to play in the NHS Forest project.
How can healthcare centres use green space to support workplace wellbeing? The NHS Forest Conference 2018 will address this important topic by showcasing best practice, welcoming a range of speakers, hosting workshops and networking opportunities. We do hope you’ll join us! The full agenda can be found here, and tickets bought here.
The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Funded by charitable trusts, corporate and individual sponsorship, the project’s central aims are to:
improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients
and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
- encourage greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local communities around them
- spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflective or exercise spaces and to encourage biodiversity
- highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of green space for therapeutic purposes
We do this by:
- Planting the NHS Forest
- Setting up Green Health Routes
- Hosting the NHS Forest Conference
- Compling an evidence base for the impact of nature on health
- Supporting workplace wellbeing initiatives using Green Space
- Partnering with Green Space and Healthcare charities
Find out more about the NHS Forest in our video