The NHS Forest team gave presentations at two conferences in Oxford in May 2018, showcasing their work and highlighting in what ways green spaces can play a role in improving people's health.
- Fri, 2018-05-18 10:00 to 19:00
Trees and Wellbeing: Past, Present and Future
Find out more: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss/events/trees-and-wellbeing/
Location: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site, Oxford, OX3 0BP, GB
A conference organised by Christiana Payne and Fiona Stafford. Supported by TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and Somerville College, Oxford.
- Thu, 2018-05-17 09:30 to 15:30
Oxford Naturally Healthy conference, Thursday 17th May
This confernece is targetted at healthcare proffesionals and how they can use green spaces and green prescription to provide a range of benefits for their patients' physical and mental wellebing.
A conference exploring how green prescription can provide wide ranging benefits to physical and mental health and reduce the financial burden on the NHS.
For GPs, Healthcare Providers and those keen to elevate the use ofgreen social prescribing - in our city and beyond.
Steve Oram from The People's Trust for Endangered Species, has written a short blog on how beneficial orchards can be in healthcare settings. He shares examples of where these orchards have been planted and how you can get involved.
Sustainability day 2018 is coming up! Just as we're hoping for spring and some glimpses of sun, this is a great opportunity to join colleagues across the country to improve NHS greenspaces around the UK. Every year on NHS Sustainability day we encourage our NHS Forest sites to plant two trees at 2pm, somewhere prominent on their site.Related file:
Vote for our fantastic wild project to help young children and families build healthy lifestyles, click here to vote.
Voting is quick: you need to register with the Aviva Community Fund and then you have 10 votes to allocate. They can be all allocated to the same project. In order to receive the funding, we need to gather as many votes as possible.
A new report, "The Adult Health and Social Care Crisis - Green Infrastructure as Part of the Solution", has been published in Octover 2017 in a special Green Infrastructure edition of Town & Country Planning, the journal of the TCPA.Related file:
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) has been awarded a National Lottery grant to continue our work in Marston, Oxford, where we ran a series of intergenerational events to improve community engagement. Throughout 2017 we led a number of walks with local schools, a care home, an over 50s club and members of the community. The first was was followed by a “bring and share” lunch in the Scout Hut; another involved a series of workshops with the local school to conserve the local swift population. The project involved hundreds of local members of the community,