Connecting people and nature
It has long been recognised that there exists important links between the natural environment and human health & wellbeing. Good quality green space can help tackle inequalities, improve physical activity and provide countless benefits to communities and society.
The WENP have convened a working group to explore ways in which the health of our natural environment is intrinsically linked to our health. Organisations represented on the working group include The Conservation Volunteers, Forest of Avon, Sirona, Avon Wildlife Trust, NHS, University of West of England, South Gloucestershire Council, Penny Brohn and Natural England.
WENP events celebrating nature, health and wellbeing
Through the working group we have delivered a number of high profile events that explore the important connection between nature, health and wellbeing, find out more by clicking on the below links:
- Delivering the Health & Wellbeing benefits of the natural environment – a conference delivered in partnership with Public Health England, NHS England, South Region Sustainability and Health network and the South West Local Nature Parnterships
- Healthy City Week 2016 – an evening event delivered by WENP and our partners
- Healthy City Week 2015 – an evening event delivered by WENP and our partners