North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership
Main aims and partners
The main partners in the North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership are TCV (The Conservation Volunteers), KA Leisure and NHS Ayrshire and Arran. However, the wider partnership draws on expertise and experience from a range of partners across health, social care and environment sectors.
The partnership aims to integrate green health activities into formal referral processes. We will do this by mapping out and reviewing existing green health programmes, sourcing funding to set up new green health opportunities, supporting groups to develop skills and build capacity and integrating these activities and opportunities into existing health referral systems.
Two short films have been produced to explain the health benefits and range of opportunities to engage in green health activities in North Ayrshire. One version of the film is aimed at the general public. View the film aimed at health professionals below.
Green Health Development Fund - The fund has been made available to allow community groups to deliver green health projects in their local area. The Green Health Partnership has provided funding alongside the Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund, with a specific focus on projects that make use of green space and the outdoors to improve physical activity, mental wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.
Key source of local Green Health information -
- Find all the information about the North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership, the work it's involved in, the materials it has produced and how to get involved in green health activity via its website.
- Volunteering opportunities can be found at The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT)
- Details of local services, activities, clubs and support can also be found at CareNA
- Follow us on Twitter @NAGreenHealth
David Meechan, Senior Project Officer, North Ayrshire Green Health Partnership.