Physical Activity and Greenspaces
10 May 2022
- Support in mind
- Wheatly Care
The Thrive Physical Activity & Greenspaces Collective partners (ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, SAMH & Cyrenians) have come together to support people experiencing poor mental health.
The aim being to prevent or delay the need for more intensive support by enabling people to develop their own meaningful activities using greenspaces. By providing these opportunities PAGs will help people to stay well.
The initiative will involve working with contacts in the different localities across the city to promote meaningful activities for people with mental health conditions through the use of their local greenspaces. The partnership will be working with the Wellbeing Hub teams and other agencies to develop a process of referrals and information sharing. This will involve promoting the benefits of greenspace at community hubs including local GP practices and community centres to help engage with the hard to reach groups.