09 November 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St Sebastian Community Centre
1 Douglas Green
Learn how ‘Greencare’ can improve your health and wellbeing
Greencare is a therapeutic approach which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing by increasing their contact with nature. At this event academics will talk about current research on Greencare, and debate how it can best be used to improve the health of communities. The audience will consider the following questions: What health care needs are important within the community? What services outside of the NHS are provided in the community? What green space is available for you to access? What health outcomes do you see as being important? What health and wellbeing outcomes should Greencare focus on? How should GreenCare be developed in your community?
The event will provide a unique opportunity for local residents to discuss what health and wellbeing outcomes are important to them. In particular, the debate will focus on how Greencare and green spaces can best be used to support community and individual resilience. The event will be hosted by academics from the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University, and will include members of organisations who provide access to green space and gardens, or who are involved in the management and organisation of green spaces in Salford.
Please register for tickets here.
Follow the debate on Twitter: #alternativegardenersquestions
Contact: Dr Michelle Howarth
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