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What Wild and Well is, the five steps to mental wellbeing, how to get involved.

What the Wild and Well project is

The Wild and Well project is exploring how parks can improve the health and wellbeing of people in Bristol.

The project is being trialled in Hartcliffe Millennium Green, South Bristol.

Wild and Well follows the Bristol Future Parks approach, by exploring new ways to invest in and provide vital mental and physical health benefits from our parks.

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Through Wild and Well, we're exploring how parks and green spaces can support the 5 steps to mental wellbeing Go to https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/ (opens new window) recommended by the NHS. These evidence-based steps that people can take to improve their mental health and wellbeing are:

  1. Connect with other people.
  2. Be physically active.
  3. Learn new skills.
  4. Give to others.
  5. Pay attention to the present moment.

They can be used to create nature-based activities to improve health and wellbeing, including:

  • play groups in parks
  • park runs
  • training courses, such as land management and learning nature-based skills
  • volunteering with the friends of groups
  • walking for wellbeing and mindfulness

Get involved

We're looking for groups and organisations in South Bristol who:

  • run or want to run nature-based health and wellbeing activities
  • work with people who would benefit from health and wellbeing activities

You'll have the opportunity to join a group who will:

  • help develop the project
  • create a nature-based health and wellbeing programme

To get involved or to find out more, email futureparks@bristol.gov.uk.

You don't need to submit an Expression of Interest for the Wild and Well project.