Northern Network: Green Social Prescribing Group

The Northern Network project is all about bringing together those people that are involved in the work of Green Community Hubs, in order to support their shared endeavors and increase their capacity for change.

And so, supported by Natural England, we’ve recently brought together a mixture of green delivery partners from across Cheshire & Merseyside to discuss the funding landscape for green social prescribing and to explore how this could be of benefit to Green Hubs.

Green social prescribing is the practice of supporting people to engage in nature-based activities to improve their mental health. Across the UK, there is a clear shift towards acknowledging the benefits that nature plays in the recovery of mental ill health, and with the green social prescribing movement ever growing, there is an increasing need for engagement opportunities, especially at Green Community Hubs

The group has been partnering with consultants Capacity to investigate green social prescribing, including how it might work in the Cheshire and Merseyside area with the advent of the new NHS systems.

The group is currently contacting partners to take part in a survey and is keen to share the results with other members of the Northern Network to compare and contrast their own experiences. -Watch this space!

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