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.
- 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. The blog also discusses some examples of where this 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.
Published today in a special Green Infrastructure edition of Town & Country Planning, the journal of the TCPA, the NHS Forest's own Ben Williams argues the case for a shift in thinking in the public sector away from green space as a burden on an increasingly pressured public purse, towards embracing its potential as an integral part of the solution.Related file:
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare was awarded a National Lottery grant to continue their work in Marston, Oxford ran a series of intergenerational events throughout 2017 to improve community engagement. We have led a number of walks with local schools, a care home, over 50s club and members of the community. The first, was followed by a “bring and share” lunch in the scout hut whilst the other 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,