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