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: NatureScot, Scottish Forestry, Public 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).
To find out more about the Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership, you can read our 3rd Year Report here, or the executive summary here.
For more information on green health opportunities please contact the Green Health Partnership Manager: Marie.McKeown@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
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