Using NHS green spaces to enhance health
Scottish Natural Heritage, NHS Health Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland have sought Voluntary Health Scotland’s support to highlight how the third sector can be a key partner with the NHS in making more effective use of green spaces for health promoting activities. We have enlisted the support of Senscot so as to have a joint input at the good practice event taking place on 28th May at SNH’s Battleby Conference Centre near Perth.
What’s the event about?
This event will explore how the grounds and neighbouring green space of healthcare settings such as hospitals, care homes, day centre services and GP practices can provide a sustainable health-promoting resource. The third sector is already involved in facilitating the use of the natural environment around many healthcare settings, and in some cases is contributing to management and maintenance, but there are opportunities for more engagement. This event will bring together key players from the health and third sectors to share practical examples, explore links with the NHS Greenspace Demonstration Project, and discuss how best to maximise effective use of the outdoors through partnership working.
Who’s it for?
The event is relevant to staff in the Health and Third sectors who have a responsibility or interest in working together to deliver environmental, health and community benefits from the natural environment around various types of healthcare settings.
Health & social care sector interest includes Area Health Board staff responsible for Estate management, Health Promoting Health Service, Third sector engagement, Physical Activity promotion; plus facility managers in the voluntary sector; Community Health Partnerships; Health Improvement teams. Third sector interest includes health / environment organisations that are providing, or would like to provide, Green Exercise or practical environmental improvements at healthcare settings.
To request a booking form contact Sharing Good Practice or phone: 01738 458555/6