Get involved as a GreenSpace Provider
Green social prescribing refers people to local, non-clinical, nature-based activities to help improve their physical and mental health. Through GreenSpace, the Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, we want to help people be more connected to nature.
We know that nature-based organisations, community activities and eco-therapy projects are already working in the city and county to improve lives and provide support by connecting people with nature, and green and blue spaces. These projects help to support those who are least able to connect with nature, because of where they live, their income or other barriers they may face.
Some people will need help to know what nature-based opportunities there are near them and they might need additional support and encouragement to use them. This is why we're inviting you to get involved. If you are a green provider, social prescriber, community connector, primary care professional or voluntary organisation and would like to be part of helping deliver GreenSpace, we want to hear from you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary of your interest and we'll be in touch.
Volunteering with GreenSpace
Many people begin volunteering as part of their social prescribing journey. As an individual you could consider volunteering with a nature-based provider. As a link worker, you might want to discuss volunteering opportunities with your patients. Or you might want to volunteer as a ‘buddy’ to help other people enjoy the benefits of getting connected to nature.
Take a look at the range of volunteer opportunities within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire organisations on our Search for Opportunities page.