Wrexham | Weekly Walking Group
- 05 May 2021
The Outdoor Health Project is a Welsh Government funded programme that supports health professionals to increase referrals to outdoor social prescribing for their patients.
Nurturing outdoor activity programmes are provided, connecting people with the natural environments within their local community. Activities are adapted to support the needs of the participants and are delivered by qualified and trained outdoor professionals who specialise in supporting people with their wellbeing.
The programmes are based with established providers in local communities to enable participants to continue with activities if they wish once their initial programme has finished.
This page contains more information about the project plus quick, practical guides on how to refer, what activities are provided in your area, and how to feedback to us about the project to improve the service.
Download our example six week programme to find out more about the kinds of activities we can offer the people you work with.
We're keen to connect with organisations interested in getting involved in this project and want this to be as streamlined as possible to help you to help the people you work with.
If you require any more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Refer someone to the Outdoor Health Project by filling in our quick referral form.
Our aim for the Outdoor Health Project is to develop a framework through which to enable health services and outdoor providers to work together in a way that fosters mutual support, growth and collaboration whilst best serving the needs of service users.
To do this, we are in the process of developing an Outdoor Health Project Board for Gwynedd, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taf to support the growth of this framework. The project board would consist of healthcare professionals, referral agencies, outdoor providers, and service users. The purpose of which would be to share experiences, learn from each other and in doing so, create an outdoor health prescribing system that works for everyone in Gwynedd.
The Outdoor Health Project currently runs in Gwynedd, Pembrokeshire and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Get in touch with your local project officer to find out more.
Rhondda Cynon Taf