Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership

This greenspace portal is to help make it easier to find out about green health opportunities across Lanarkshire and make more use of Scotland’s outdoors.


Scotland moved into Phase 3 of recovery from lockdown on 10th July 2020.  As the situation continues to evolve so do the range of activities that are possible, particularly in light of the new rule of 6 and local lockdowns. Please contact green health activity providers directly to see what services have resumed and what safety measures are in place.

The Scottish Government guidance can be found here

15th September 2020

Ways to stay connected at home

Many of the groups we work with are providing online opportunities to help people stay connected to nature from their homes during this time.  There are even some opportunities to volunteer from home. Check out the links opposite, or click the image below for our ideas.

Our new instagram account is a place to share pictures of how you are staying connected to nature during this time.  Please use the hashtags #greenisolation and #greenhealthlanarkshire. Find out more about how photography can help here.


Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership

We're often happier when we're outdoors, think back to your childhood when you climbed trees, built dens in the woods, went fishing in the local river and ran wild in open spaces! It doesn't need to end now that we are adults, so maybe we can't climb trees anymore or run as fast as we could but we  know that spending time in nature is good for the body and soul and there is good evidence to support this.

There are many ways to feel these benefits, including: walking, gardening, cycling, volunteering, outdoor learning and play as well as just enjoying being out in green spaces and nature!

This greenspace portal is to help make it easier to find out about green health opportunities across Lanarkshire and make more use of Scotland’s outdoors as Our Natural Health Service. The programme is supported by: Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Transport Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Leisure, South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, Paths for All, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, Scottish Wildlife Trust, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).

For more information on green health opportunities please contact the Green Health Partnership Manager:

You can find out about many organisations and activities, including green health such as walking, nature, conservation and gardening on the community locator tool.

North Lanarkshire Locator 

South Lanarkshire Locator

More information on local volunteering opportunities including outdoor activities is available here.

North Lanarkshire Volunteering Opportunities

South Lanarkshire Volunteering Opportunities

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