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.
GreenSpace, the Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, is led by us (Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service) and supported by Framework and the Canal and River Trust. The two-year pilot scheme is focussed on connecting people with nature and their local environments to benefit their health and wellbeing.
Nature in Mind publishes a new activities programme every two months, which include weekly sessions across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire at St Ann’s Allotment, Southwell Minster, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey, the Arboretum and many other interesting places. All activities take place outdoors in small, supportive groups.
How to get involved
You can apply to Nature in Mind if you are over 18 and are living with a health condition and would find it difficult to access green spaces and nature activities without support. You don't need a medical diagnosis.
To take part in Nature in Mind, ask your support worker, health professional or doctor to complete Framework's online referral form. If you are not able to do this, you can complete it yourself.
To access the referral form and find out more about the Nature in Mind service, please visit the Nature in Mind web page, on Framework's website.
You can view the Nature in Mind Activities Programme (August-September 2021) online here.
To find out more about our GreenSpace programme, click here.