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How green social prescribing works

Volunteers clearing vegetation in a woodland setting

Green social prescribing aims to improve people's health and wellbeing through nature based activities and interventions.

Social prescribing

Green social prescribing is a type of social prescribing. Social prescribing aims to connect people to practical, social and emotional support within their local community.

This involves connecting individuals to non-clinical, community-based programmes for improving health and wellbeing, such as physical activity groups and healthy eating advice, housing and debt advice, social groups and the arts.

Green social prescribing

Green social prescribing aims to connect people to local nature based activities and interventions to improve health and wellbeing. Activities include: walking for health schemes, park run, community gardening, food growing programmes, conservation volunteering, arts and cultural activities.

Green spaces such as parks, forests and gardens have been shown to have a significant positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing, promoting resilience, social connection and connection to nature. By improving access to nature based activites, green social prescribing offers the added benefits of spending time in nature to support health and wellbeing.

Our projects

A group of people at the Cynon Valley Organic Adventures site

Green social prescribing in the Cynon Valley

We're working with Cynon Valleys Organic Adventures to improve people's health and wellbeing through connection to nature.

More projects

From supporting NHS staff and patients to inspiring school pupils, we're helping our communities improve their wellbeing through connecting with nature.