Introduction

Green social prescribing is a mechanism for linking people from primary care, social care or other routes to community activity which supports their health and wellbeing. Using the natural environment, we can support resilience, recovery and contribute to the building of social networks, helping people to connect and to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

In this section, you will find information about green social prescribing and the relationship between nature and our health. If you have any resources that you would like to share with others and include in this section, please send them to natureforhealth@cityoftrees.org.uk

General Resources

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership – Green Social Prescribing Programme Presentation

Sow The City & Partners РGreen Social Prescribing Programme Presentation 

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership РSign up for the Social Prescribing Link Worker e-Bulletin

Mental Health Foundation – Nature & Mental Health

Public Health England – Social Prescribing: Migrant Health Guide

The Tudor Trust – A Growing Health Tool Kit

The Big Life Group – Be Well Presentation

Mind Manchester – Food for All Allotment Project

University of Exeter – Nature on Prescription Handbook

University of Exeter – Beyond Greenspace – GSP Resource Links

York Environmental Sustainability Institute –¬† Green social prescribing for mental health and wellbeing presentation

Maps & Statistics

CaBA – Health and Wellbeing Evidence Base

CaBA – Health and Wellbeing Opportunity Mapping

Natural England – Green Infrastructure Map

The University of Exeter – Outdoor Recreation Valuation Tool

The Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure Map

Density of Manchester Takeaways Map

South Manchester Food Poverty Map

Evidence & Case Studies

Sow the City – Growing Health

Sow the City – Green Minds

Sow the City – Green Health Walk