Green Care

WEN IS WORKING COLLABORaTIVELY WITH COMMUNITY RUN GREEN SPACES IN the london borough of TOWER HAMLETS TO SUPPORT projects WHICH PROMOTE POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH ACTIVITIES IN NATURE.


the issue

One in four people will experience a significant mental health problem every year. At the same time, there is increasing demand on mental health services, meaning that commissioners are considering alternative approaches.

There is a growing acceptance that nature can play a role in positive mental health. Nature-based mental health interventions have been shown to promote general mental wellbeing, reduce depression, anxiety and stress, improve confidence, and promote social contact as well as a sense of calm.

WEN are working collaboratively with all nature based health and wellbeing projects in Tower Hamlets to develop awareness, build capacity and link vital nature based health interventions with relevant statutory health and social care providers.

Through playing a coordinating role WEN:

  • Advocate locally on behalf of the Nature, Health and Wellbeing sector

  • Link local experiences and evidence with the national movement,

  • Build capacity, embed best practice and implement research

People are at the core of this work. Our work helps connect people with nature, their community and ultimately themselves.

Email beth@wen.org.uk for more information.

 

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