Nature, health & wellbeing

Nature, health & wellbeing – connecting people and nature

Health and Wellbeing Working Group

2021 saw the re-launch of the Health and Wellbeing Working Group. This brings together  members from across the health sector, eNGOs, Tier 1 local authorities, academic institutions, community-based organisations and the South Downs National Park Authority.

This group is chaired by Penny Shimmin, Sussex Community Development Association

Statement of Purpose and Action Plan

Sussex Greenspaces

SxNP is currently working with a range of partners on an innovative project to develop methodologies for developing new visions for publicly owned parks and greenspaces.

This project involves carrying out natural capital assessments and social engagement exercises on 7 case study parks/greenspaces across Wealden District and Adur & Worthing Councils – and from these exercises, to develop a toolkit for those managing these spaces to understand and develop their wider value to people and nature.

Part of the project also involves carrying out ‘health audits’ on parks and greenspaces in Wealden District (in Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield) to better understand how parks in these communities provide benefits for health and wellbeing.

Project Funders: East Sussex County Council Public Health & South Downs National Parks Authority.

Project end: April 2022

Project overview