NHS Forest Conference 2019

The NHS Forest's 2019 conference will be held at Alder Hey Children's Hospital on the 11th October. The conference will focus on celebrating 10 years of the NHS Forest and looking at the role of green space in anchor institutions. Agenda items include a key note speech from Pam Warhurst, community activist and chair of Incredible Edible; a workshop looking into how green space can be used to engage with the local community; and various presentations on the role of anchor instuitions and green space, including examples of best practice. Please note that this event is FULL but if you would like to put your name down on the waiting list please email here.

The day will include:

  • Key Note speech on The Value of Greenspace for Healthcare- Pam Warhurst, Cofounder of Incredible Edible Movement
  • Workshop on "How do we engage with the local community to enable a healthcare site to be an anchor institution"
  • Presentation:  Looking back and looking ahead- Sarah Dandy and Carey Newson, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Presentaton: What are anchor institutions and the role of greenspace– Laura Wallace, Health Foundation
  • Presentation: Community Engagement, greenspace and anchor instutions– Ian Stenton, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • PresentationAlder Hey’s experience of engaging children in greenspace- Carl Dutton, Dutton Mental Health Practitioner and Psychotherapist and Louise Hickey, Mental Health Practitioner and Drama Therapist both work for  FRESH CAMHS at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Molly Toal, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
  • Visit to Alder Hey Hospital’s NHS Forest site: An opportunity to learn more about the interface between health and the environment through a guided walk 
  • NHS Forest Awards
  • Networking opportunities

The event will be chaired by Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE.