Green social prescribing pilot gets people back outdoors in Plymouth

2021-07-20T12:19:11+01:00

As part of the Green Social Prescribing project in Plymouth, Argyle Community Trust are currently delivering a range of weekly activities which aim to encourage people from the local community to become more physically active and get back into the great outdoors. The project is based in the largest park in Plymouth, Central Park, which has a range of types of nature, as well as sports and recreation opportunities for all interests. There are a variety of activities provided to ensure a wide cross section of the local community can be engaged with including older people at risk [...]

Green social prescribing pilot gets people back outdoors in Plymouth2021-07-20T12:19:11+01:00

Getting out and about in Plymouth – nature in Central Park

2021-05-05T15:49:21+01:00

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, a green social prescribing project in Plymouth reflects on their work. Mark Rowles, Deputy CEO and Business Development Manager YMCA Plymouth tells the story of why they are running their project and how things are progressing. Green social prescribing sessions will provide a health and wellbeing programme for new audiences in Central Park, Plymouth. By offering a range of activities including physical activity, outdoor theatre and conservation based offerings, this green social prescribing project will help 400 people to get access to nature and the outdoors. “Many vulnerable people do not have [...]

Getting out and about in Plymouth – nature in Central Park2021-05-05T15:49:21+01:00

Get outdoors – how green social prescribing sessions will support 400 people in Plymouth’s communities

2021-06-01T12:15:12+01:00

Funding to provide a health and wellbeing programme for new audiences in Central Park, Plymouth  Range of activities from partners to enhance use and enjoyment of green space  Green social prescribing will support 400 people to get access to nature and the outdoors, empowering them to embed the use of their park independently  Physical activity, outdoor theatre and conservation based offerings, building on success of existing projects  Argyle Community Trust are proud to be the official charity for Plymouth Argyle Football Club and uses the prestige of football and the reach of the club to inspire, engage and help people of all ages, achieve their full potential. Using Plymouth City [...]

Get outdoors – how green social prescribing sessions will support 400 people in Plymouth’s communities2021-06-01T12:15:12+01:00

3000 people see that All’s Well in historic Exeter through heritage with health benefits

2021-06-01T12:19:13+01:00

Heritage activities to engage local communities for health and wellbeing  Pilots have shown impact of engaging with heritage for health benefits  Funding will support communities hit by COVID-19  30 volunteer Community Hosts, Curators and Trail Guides, 220 participants in 18 St David’s Trails and 3000+ visitors to events and exhibitions  All’s Well is a project run by Exeter Community Centre Trust (ECCT), Exeter Historic Buildings Trust (EHBT) and Devon & Exeter Medical Heritage Trust (DEMHT), aiming to show the benefits of engaging with heritage for health. They will use funding from the Thriving Communities Fund to support vulnerable communities through history and heritage.     “Engagement [...]

3000 people see that All’s Well in historic Exeter through heritage with health benefits2021-06-01T12:19:13+01:00

Nature Buddies programme across Dorset, empowering healthcare providers to support communities through green social prescribing

2021-06-01T12:21:44+01:00

Nature focused project to support Dorset communities 30 trained Nature Buddies; six providers signed up to the Nature Buddies networks; and 30 nature-inspired arts activities to 150 community groups   Opportunity for connection and community through green social prescribing  Nature Buddies is a Dorset based project that has been awarded funding from the Thriving Communities Fund to embed green social prescribing in health care. It will address some of the inequalities faced by the local communities, which have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the pandemic, and improve the health of local people through a range of activities spanning arts, physical wellbeing, and support.    The [...]

Nature Buddies programme across Dorset, empowering healthcare providers to support communities through green social prescribing2021-06-01T12:21:44+01:00
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