NHS Lanarkshire - Green Health Partnership

Working with the community to encourage green healthy living

Main aims and partners:

The Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership was formed in April 2018 and is helping to connect health & social care with nature.  Lanarkshire is rich in greenspace, parks and nature but this is currently an underused asset.  We are aiming to raise awareness and confidence of the health and social care sector workforce and members of the public to “Get Outdoors Lanarkshire”.

 

We will achieve this by:

  1. Ensuring outdoor activities are promoted and valued in how we provide health services

  2. Calling for action from many organisations

  3. Shaping work around local health priorities

 

Local partners include North & South Lanarkshire local authorities, leisure and voluntary sector organisations. This is part of a national programme of work supported by the Scottish Government to increase use of “Our Natural Health Service”. For further information, click here .

The Green Health Partnership has commissioned Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) to offer growing and cooking opportunities in 4 community hospital sites across North and South Lanarkshire. This project targets individuals experiencing severe mental health issues but also encourages volunteers locally to help out in the weekly sessions.
 
Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire is hosting a Green Health Volunteer Development Officer to identify and connect the range of volunteering opportunities in the outdoors including walking, nature, conservation and gardening activities. Working across North and South Lanarkshire, this work is building capacity to enrich the quality and accessibility of volunteering in the outdoors.
 
"Get Walking Lanarkshire” aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Lanarkshire's residents by getting more people walking, more often. They offer a timetable of free health walks across both North and South Lanarkshire which are led by trained volunteers and accessible for all ages and abilities.

Key contacts:

Jennifer Newman - Health Improvement Senior Cambuslang and Rutherglen Locality

Email: Jennifer.Newman@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Tel: 0141-643 3518

Vicki Trim - Green Health Partnership Manager

Email: vicki.trim@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Sarah Burgess - Green Health Volunteer Development Officer, Email: sarah.burgess@vaslan.org.uk

What we do:

Get involved:

Being connected to nature might be in your own garden or a local park or if you want to find out about outdoor opportunities including volunteering please have a look at the Green Health portal.

 

For more information click here

We are helping towards:

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Improving local green spaces

We help improve local green spaces for local residents to use

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