Rievaulx Abbey in North York Moors National Park

08/09/2023 Connecting to Heritage: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Connecting to Heritage: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Connecting to heritage has been shown to have a number of benefits. It can improve our wellbeing by connecting us to our local community history, and showing us that we are part of something bigger. Groups and activities that explore and improve access to local heritage sites, are regularly recommended by social prescribing link workers. 

To find out why, we invited Sarah Holloway, Programme Manager at Heritage Open Days, to explain how this annual festival is working to help connect people to their heritage and how this can boost their wellbeing:  

Here are 5 ways Heritage Open Days can improve wellbeing

Connecting with heritage through Heritage Open Days can boost wellbeing. Here’s how:  

Participating in Heritage Open Days provides a great opportunity to develop stronger bonds with your community's heritage and culture, ultimately enhancing the wellbeing of both attendees and volunteers alike.  

Heritage Open Days are one of the member organisations of the Heritage and Social Prescribing Community of Practice. Find out more and join. 



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