Spring Bulb Packs - WythenshaweSpring bulb activity packs
Benefit of gardening
Exposure to green space can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that gardening can reduce depression and anxiety and local green space has been linked to improved mental health and wellbeing. For older people, gardening can be a useful source of physical activity, while supporting independence and reducing loneliness. Living in areas with green spaces is associated with less income-related health inequality, weakening the effect of deprivation on health. Urban green spaces can contribute to social cohesion but the quality and maintenance of green spaces is important to make them appealing.
Wythenshawe (Northenden, Brooklands mainly plus Baguley, Sharston and Wythenshawe Park)
To engage people in activities at home that are good for people’s wellbeing.
This project was developed due to the positive response from the previous growing pack deliveries.
Initial reactions to these packs were very positive. People were very grateful and appreciative towards receiving a pack during this difficult time.
Finding residents to deliver different packs to can be challenging due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
Supports older people
Reduces income-related health inequalities
Improves local area
Increased social cohesion
Can be used for social prescribing
Public Health England (2020) Improving Access to Greenspace: A new review for 2020
Houlden et al (2018) The relationship between greenspace and the mental wellbeing of adults: A systematic review PLoS One, 13 (9)
The King’s Fund (2016) Gardens and Health: Implications for policy and practice
World Health Organization (2016) Urban Green Spaces and Health: A review of evidence
Schmutz et al, Garden Organic and Sustain (2014) The benefits of gardening and food growing for health and wellbeing
Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T. 0161 271 0582
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