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    • Esther Watts, South East Regional Lead, NASP
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      SE: https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/lifestyle/oxfordshire-world-heritage-site-involved-in-research-program-9198642/

      Blenheim has partnered with Aspire, an Oxfordshire-based charity supporting homeless and disadvantaged individuals, the Eden Project and the University of Oxford on a project, which is being funded by Research England.

      A new ‘social prescription’ programme aimed at addressing the mental distress, social isolation and physical inactivity caused by lockdown.

      The six-week programme requires a group of volunteers take part in two-hour walks and mindfulness activities around the Oxfordshire estate.

      Overall the project’s aim is to increase the participants wellbeing by engaging them in social activities connected to nature and the great outdoors.

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