Today, we learnt of our success at a new green social prescribing project to improve community mental health and wellbeing in the Bury area. Green social prescribing aims to include people most at risk of developing poor mental health and offer activities and support they need, all involving nature. Projects like Incredible Edible’s will be based in the community, used by local people and led by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Rhoda Wilkinson Myplace manager at the trust said, “We are delighted to be part of growing green social prescribing in Bury over the next two years. With such amazing green spaces and a diverse and passionate community, it’s really exciting to think what can be achieved. Especially after a challenging period of national lockdowns, the opportunity for people to get out in nature and be able to be part of nature’s recovery has never been more important.”