West Midlands Parks Forum Conference on Health and Wellbeing

Parks, Health & Wellbeing Conference

16th April 2015

There is a wealth of evidence to demonstrate the impact that access to parks and green spaces can have in improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Whilst there are some excellent projects such as Walking for Health and Eco-Minds, the role that parks can play to improve people’s health has not yet been fully realised.

This conference aims to consider how to move from theory and short term, externally funded projects into sustainable, everyday practice. The conference will focus on learning from theory and best practice and there will be an opportunity to take part in workshop discussions with experts to assist you taking forward the health and well being agenda.

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Speakers include

 

Professor Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects
Gavin Atkins, Head of Community Programmes and Grants, MIND
Katherine Drayson, Environment and Energy Research Fellow, Policy Exchange
Karen Saunders, Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead, Public Health West Midlands
Dean Hill, Primary Prevention Services Programme Manager, Dudley MBC