The NHS Forest team gave presentations at two conferences in Oxford in May 2018, showcasing the programme’s work and highlighting the ways in which green spaces can play a role in improving people’s health.
NHS Forest coordinator 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, educators, environmentalists and psychologists came together to offer their perspectives on trees and wellbeing.
Meanwhile, NHS Forest communications officer Makena Lohr spoke at Oxford’s Naturally Healthy conference with keynote speaker Dan Bloomfield. The conference, hosted by Oxford City Council, is one the first of its kind in the city that sought to explore how local authorities and health authorities can better embed the use of nature to benefit health.