Tag Archives: Nature on Prescription project

New Green Social Prescribing Resources

We have begun to collate a set of resources to support the evidence needs of Green Social Prescribing practitioners. On the pages you will find (hopefully) helpful evidence and resources to support green social prescribing. The topics are: Social prescribing Nature and health Mental health Health promotion Health inequalities Evaluation methods Volunteering Communities Systems working […]

Therapeutic nature project report published

The final report, and research briefing, for the Defra funded Therapeutic Nature: Nature-based social prescribing for diagnosed mental health conditions in the UK project has been published. The 12 month project aimed to identify what works in the use of nature-based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness. Background The Therapeutic Nature project […]

Nature on Prescription Handbook published

The nature based social prescribing team, led by James Fullam and Ruth Garside, have published a new “Nature on Prescription Handbook” aimed at providers of group nature-based interventions that target common mental health conditions, and that are (or will be) delivered via social prescribing schemes. The content will also be of interest to link workers, […]

Evaluating the Green Social Prescribing test and learn pilots

Working with researchers at The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Plymouth we have been funded to evaluate the Government’s flagship Green Social Prescribing test and learn pilots programme. Social prescribing and community-based support enables GPs, other health and care practitioners and local agencies to refer people to a link worker […]

Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

Post by James Fullam, Nature on Prescription Research Fellow I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir (Naturalist and Founder of US National Parks) Thanks to the pioneering work of conservation groups, GPs, and academic researchers, there […]

Job Opportunity: Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention postdoctoral research fellow

We are advertising for a 18 month full time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with our new MRC funded Developing a Nature-on-Prescription Intervention project (4 day/wk). The successful candidate will also support systematic review work for the Blue Communities project, looking at the linkages between marine environmental management, and human health and well-being (1 day/wk). […]

Funding awarded to develop a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

We have successfully applied to the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) fund to develop a nature-on-prescription group intervention for people with common mental health conditions. The project will be led by Dr Ruth Garside and is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth PenCLAHRC. We are recruiting […]

Do we know enough about how to deliver social prescribing? BMJ opinion blog

Kerryn Husk, previously of ECEHH and now at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry PenCLAHRC, has written a blog about our Social Prescribing review for the British Medical Journal (BMJ). In the blog Kerryn argues that despite the increasing interest in the use of Social Prescribing (also known as community referral) “the evidence […]

Social prescribing review: nature based interventions for mild to moderate depression

Researchers from ECEHH and the wider Universities of Exeter and Plymouth are undertaking a review of evidence of the most effective approaches to social prescribing, focusing on nature based interventions for mild to moderate depression. Social prescribing is a means of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to […]