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  • Billie Ault replied to the topic Physical activity in the forum National Forum 5 months ago

    Mollie Ward is making waves in a ground-breaking, grassroots role. The result of a partnership between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Derbyshire Voluntary Action, the Young People’s Physical Activity Link Worker role is based in the HUB at the Technique Stadium the role sees Mollie working with people aged 14-25 to help them reach their f…[Read more]

  • University of Sheffield medical students have been spending time at Heeley City farm to help dementia patients re-connect with memories by using animal therapy. Lucy Dean is one of several students who took part in the project to support some of the most vulnerable people in South Yorkshire. The ‘Farming Comes to You’ initiative means people wit…[Read more]

  • During research carried out by Natural England during July 2020, 85% of adults said that being in nature made them feel happy. Green social Prescribing aims to help people get back into nature, taking part in activities like walking, growing food and just being outside. Recently foraging has been on the rise with people enjoying searching in…[Read more]

  • Presentation by Sarah Marrison – Regional Support Officer for the Growing Care Farming Project for the Growing Care Farming Project

  • Are you a community provider interested in offering their provision in the context of green social prescribing? Our regional webinar, hosted on 9th June, provided information on:
    1. Context of green social prescribing and update on the 2 out of the 7 social prescribing pilots held in the Midlands.
    2. How other activity providers can…[Read more]

  • A new handbook, developed by researchers at the University of Exeter, aims to bring a greater understanding of the benefits being in nature can have on people’s well-being. The handbook draws on research evidence and experience from nature-based organisations to provide information on how to best prescribe ‘nature’ and activities to presc…[Read more]

  • Morgan Sharpe, a social prescribing team leader from Partners Health in Rushcliffe, is sharing her experience with being a social prescriber. She describes the benefits social prescribing has for people who may not find the answers they need from a quick session with their GP and details the vast array of support herself, and those like her, can…[Read more]

  • World Mental Health week is here and so are stress-busting mini trees! Since the start of the pandemic many people have reported a decrease in their own mental wellbeing. With many people now working from home, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have been promoting the benefits indoor plants may have on at-home workers. Linked in with this is…[Read more]

  • Many people across the country struggle with their mental health, the continuing stressors of the Covid pandemic has certainly not helped matters and GPs are stretched. They are therefore, often unable to provide the right kind of support for people in need. To counter this, a new trial in Scotland is currently seeing GPs offer ‘nature p…[Read more]

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