Green Space and Health
This course explores the evidence and examples of green prevention and therapy and how to integrate this into your own practice.
Green space contributes to prevention through increasing physical and mental wellbeing and offers people therapeutic benefits for recovery from illness. Research from around the world demonstrates that a 'green prescription' can bring physical and mental health benefits for patients and is increasingly used by healthcare professionals.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care including those working in mental health, rehabilitation, diabetes or musculoskeletal conditions and who want to look after their staff and manage services differently. It is made up of a 4-hour interactive self-study online module and a 4-hour workshop conducted remotely over a video conferencing platform.
By the end of the preparation module you will be able to:
- Describe the role of green space in a sustainable health system
- Summarise the evidence of the health benefits of engaging with green and blue space
- Translate the evidence base into clinical settings
- Identify your own local 'green space for health' initiatives.
By the end of the workshop you will feel confident to develop your own 'green space for health' initiative. The workshop is an opportunity to explore with others the implications of the evidence base on the benefits of green space for health, and gain confidence in taking forward your own project.
A few months after the workshop you will have an opportunity to share your work and receive further advice from peers and instructors during a 2 hours Work in Progress workshop.
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