Events on health and access to nature

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The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network are organising series of workshops aimed at forging new partnerships between local organisations in the health sector and those who can influence improved access to the natural outdoors.

Naturally Healthy: Making it happen in the North East

This workshop was an initiative of the North East Local Nature Partnership (England) and was held in Newcastle on 12th July 2016. This event brought together 50 participants from the health, environment and planning professions. It was chaired by Sandra King, Chair of Northumberland Wildlife Trust and involved speakers from the health, environment and planning sectors. Small group discussion focused on how can nature-based interventions can become a more commonly used option for health professionals.

Tackling childhood obesity in West Yorkshire: the role of nature and the outdoors

This event took place in Bradford on 25th November 2015. The aim was to inform and initiate outcome-oriented, long-term innovative partnerships between organisations in the health sector and those who are working to increase access to the natural outdoors. The South Pennines Local Nature Partnership is now working to initiate a pilot programme linking together the health 'offer' of environmental projects across West Yorkshire.

How the natural environment can help meet Cambridgeshire’s health priorities

Cambridge, 8th July 2015. This event was organised in partnership with the Local Nature Partnership for Cambridgeshire. A Naturally Healthy Working Group involving representatives from the health sector and environmental organisations has now been formed as a result of it.

Guidance

See also our page of links on the topic of health and access to the natural outdoors.