Rooted in Nature Project Showcases Partnerships in Motion
Partnerships are at the heart of our organisation and our green social prescribing project demonstrates this in abundance.
Togetherness is something that resonates strongly throughout our work; we know we’re stronger in partnership. Through championing this ideal we’ve developed many different ways of working with partners. Our Rooted in Nature project is a perfect example of how collaboration works to bring communities together while supporting those in need.
We’re working with Middlesbrough Environment City, Barefoot Kitchen, The Wildlife Trust Tees Valley, Youth Focus North East and the Better Health at Work Award to connect local people with nature to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Demand for social prescribing support continues to increase and green projects are particularly in demand as we’re all aware of the benefits of bring outdoors and getting active in natural environments.
We knew we wanted to offer green projects as part of our social prescribing service, but we also knew that we needed the knowledge and expertise of other organisations to make this happen. Working in partnership we’re now supporting people in Middlesbrough at over half a dozen venues and making a real difference to the lives of those people involved.
As ever, we’d like to thank NHS Charities Together, Newcastle Hospitals Charity and County Durham Community Foundation for supporting us with funding of £238,000.00 from the Covid-19 Community Partnership Grants Programme (North East and North Cumbria). Without their valuable support the Rooted in Nature project wouldn’t exist.
You can find out more about Rooted in Nature and the difference we’re making here.