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Thursday 3 March 2022
Our very first GreenSpace Bulletin was published and distributed last month (February 2022). This shares news and information about the project and the organisations working with us to develop green social prescribing across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. You can view the full bulletin in your web browser. Click below. Read the first GreenSpace Bulletin If you would like to receive future... Read More
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
As part of the GreenSpace green social prescribing project, we are adding a little sunshine to Blue Monday and turning it green, promoting mental health awareness and opening discussions in the community around mental health. This online event aims to break down the preconceptions about mental health and to provide participants with ways in which they can help and support people. The event will... Read More
Thursday 16 September 2021
GreenSpace aims to help people tackle and manage their mental ill-health by supporting them to spend time and connect more with nature, the outdoors and green spaces on their doorstep. So, we're really happy that Trent Bridge Community Trust is launching a new, free wellbeing programme, Notts in City Minds. The Trust has lots of experience of working with people with mental ill-health. Notts in... Read More
St Ann's Allotments in Nottingham
Tuesday 3 August 2021
St Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham, one of the largest inner city allotment sites in the world, has been awarded £109,900 through the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for a flagship project called New Roots. New Roots is one of 90 nature projects across England to be awarded the funding. The project will launch this month (August 2021) and run until March 2023. The unique project will... Read More
Framework has released its new Nature in Mind Activities Programme for Aug-Sept 2021
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Framework Housing Association has released its new Nature in Mind Activities Programme (August-September 2021), packed full of outdoor, nature-based activities to help restore and improve people's mental and physical health. Nature in Mind is an innovative eco-therapy service run by Framework and supported by the GreenSpace programme. GreenSpace, the Green Social Prescribing Programme for... Read More
Love Parks Week photo campaign
Monday 26 July 2021
To celebrate Love Parks Week, the GreenSpace project team at NCVS is encouraging you to get outside, if you can, and share a picture of your favourite park or green space with us on social media. The aim of our GreenSpace programme is to connect people with nature-based activities and green groups in their local community to support their health and wellbeing. Over the next two years, GreenSpace ... Read More
Nature connection is important for our mental health and wellbeing.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Connecting with nature helped many of us cope during the first lockdown in Spring 2020 but new data from Natural England has revealed that this was a short-term relationship for some. The latest data from Natural England’s People and Nature Survey shows that levels of nature connectedness fell by 25 per cent between April 2020 and April 2021, meaning fewer people reported feeling a part of nature... Read More
GreenSpace, a partnership approach to green social prescribing
Thursday 13 May 2021
The new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has launched. The two-year programme, called GreenSpace, looks to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, by connecting local people with nature-based activities and green community projects and initiatives in the city and county. Nottingham was selected as one of... Read More
Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Next week sees the launch of the new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The two-year pilot programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus, by connecting people with nature-based activities and local green groups and projects. Monday also sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021),... Read More
Tuesday 23 March 2021
We're involved in an exciting, new partnership project that will focus on using the Nottingham and Beeston Canal to help boost people's physical and mental health. Nearly £50,000 has been awarded to Nottingham through The Thriving Communities Fund to run this innovative community project. The project will utilise the canal to provide physical activity, art, heritage and other support to people... Read More