Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature


Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Building a strategy for green prescribing in Sheffield

IWUN and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust held a joint event ‘Building a strategy for green prescribing in Sheffield’ back in March 2018.  The event was highly successful and was well attended, with over 100 participants attending the event at St Mary’s church and conference centre in Sheffield.  There was a definite buzz in the room as participants from the voluntary sector, public sector, academia and health professionals came together to discuss green prescribing in Sheffield.

During the half day event, we heard from Clare Olver from the Mersey forest who talked about The Natural Health Service and Mary Colvin from NHS Tayside and Rebecca Wade from Abertay University spoke about Local Green Health Partnerships, the Dundee Experience.  We also celebrated the Wild at Heart project, a very successful and worthwhile project led by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

We also had a ‘market place’ on the day, where organisations offering ‘green care’ initiatives had the opportunity to showcase their work.  This provided a fantastic opportunity for networking and finding out about the exciting range of green care initiatives in Sheffield.

During the workshops, participants had the opportunity to discuss Green prescribing and explore the current and potential green care options in Sheffield.  There was a lot of enthusiasm, discussion and ideas discussed on the day.  We are in the process of analysing the feedback and notes from the workshop and will circulate a follow up to this in due course.

Photos:  Helena Dolby