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The Contribution of Green Spaces to Health and Wellbeing in Yorkshire 2017

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Leeds Beckett University

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The Contribution of Green Spaces to Health and Well Being in Yorkshire

A conference for health organisations, parks’ teams and the voluntary sector

9:00am – 4:00pm, 12th June, 2017

James Graham Theatre A, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Hosted by Leeds Beckett University and Your Back Yard CIC.

*FUNDING SUPPORTED BY CARNEGIE SCHOOL OF SPORT AND THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SUDIES


“There is significant and growing evidence on the health benefits of access to good quality green spaces” (Public Health England, 2014)

“Evidence suggests that the renaissance of our public parks that has been underway for the past 15 years is fast coming to an end” (Heritage Lottery Fund, 2014 ).


This conference will bring together key organisations in Yorkshire & Humber to investigate how to maximise the benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing.

Key topics that will be discussed include;
1. What is the existing evidence on the links between green space and health and wellbeing – and where are there ‘gaps’?
2. How can the value of green spaces (and programmes using them) best be demonstrated to funders and commissioners?
3. How can sectors work together better to demonstrate the case for investment?


The event will feature contributions from local authority officers, Public Health England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Leeds Beckett University. Interactive workshops will be held on; evaluation, planning & policy, case studies and inequalities. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences and consider the importance of measuring the impact of their activities.


A key aim of the event is to offer and generate practical ideas for interventions that will utilise green spaces to improve health. Establishing some form of partnership or network amongst attendees to pilot those ideas and develop ways to evaluate them is also an important outcome.
The event will be invaluable for colleagues across the voluntary, public and academic sectors with an interest in parks and green spaces, in our health and wellbeing, and in exploring the links between them.


Further information regarding the workshops will be confirmed at a later date.




http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/research-areas/

http://www.yourbackyard.org.uk/


Transport & Parking:

Headingley campus is a 15 minute walk from Headingley train station and Headingley Carnegie Pavilion and Stand are a 12 and 8 minute walk from Headingley and Burley Park stations. Headingley Campus has its own bus stop on campus and is 3 miles out of the city centre on a well-served bus corridor.

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/-/media/files/about/transport/mu_campus_maps.pdf?la=en

A Pay and Display car park is available at Headingley Campus, accessed from Churchwood Avenue. Parking in this area is charged at 80p per hour between 7.30 - 16.00 Monday to Friday and is free outside of these hours.

A barrier system is in operation at all times to other parking at Headingley Campus, which is allocated to Permit holders and booked-in visitors and contractors.

Please note there is limited space at the Pay and Display car park so spaces are not guaranteed and many of the surrounding streets require a resident permit to park.



  • Eric Brymer

    Eric Brymer

    Leeds Beckett University

    Reader - Carnegie School of Sport

  • NC Nicola Corrigon

    Nicola Corrigon

    Public Health England

    Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber

  • T-A TBC - a representative from

    TBC

    Leeds City Council

    Parks Team

  • Shaun Kiddell

    Shaun Kiddell

    Heritage Lottery Fund

    Parks Policy Adviser

  • Ali Long

    Ali Long

    Leeds Beckett University

    Senior Lecturer - School of Health & Community Studies

  • Annie Quick

    Annie Quick

    New Economics Foundation

    Lead for Inequality and Wellbeing

  • Alan Simson

    Alan Simson

    Leeds Beckett University

    Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry




  • T TBC

    TBC

    Leeds City Council

    Parks Team

  • Eric Brymer

    Eric Brymer

    Leeds Beckett University

    Reader - Carnegie School of Sport

  • NC Nicola Corrigon

    Nicola Corrigon

    Public Health England

    Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Shaun Kiddell

    Shaun Kiddell

    Heritage Lottery Fund

    Parks Policy Adviser

  • Ali Long

    Ali Long

    Leeds Beckett University

    Senior Lecturer - School of Health & Community Studies

  • Annie Quick

    Annie Quick

    New Economics Foundation

    Lead for Inequality and Wellbeing

  • Alan Simson

    Alan Simson

    Leeds Beckett University

    Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry


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