We're always 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! The joy, freedom and friendships created by a love of being outdoors. 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 can still feel that same sense of freedom and calmness as we have previously.
It is well known that being outside in nature is proven to reduce stress, instil a sense of calmness and is essential to our happiness and overall health and well-being. There are many ways to feel these benefits, including: simply going for a walk, working in the garden or jumping on your bike and going for a cycle.
This page is designed to help show all the different options to help you get outdoors and reap the benefits of nature in all its glory!
The Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Well-being Partnership (LGHWP) is a multi agency partnership which provides a platform to maximise the use of green assets for health and well-being benefit.
This page is currently under construction and will be updated regularly to help you identify groups, activities and local Greenspace areas that you can access.
The agencies working together are NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Leisure, South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, Health Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Paths for All, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire.
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