The Natural Health Service uses the natural environment to improve health and wellbeing across Merseyside and North Cheshire.
We see the natural environment – our parks, woodlands and other green spaces – as a vitally important health asset; places that can contribute to the prevention and treatment of physical and mental health conditions.
Our range of evidence based services use the natural environment as the basis for their delivery and effectiveness and are available to the NHS, local authorities and other commissioners as part of an holistic approach to health and social care.
We operate as a consortium. By bringing together the skills, expertise and assets of our partners, the Natural Health Services provides commissioning bodies a single point of access to evidence based 'products' that can be purchased as part of a holistic approach to health and social care reducing pressure on NHS and local authority resources in the medium term.
Members of the consortium include landowners, delivery organisations, policy and academic partners and strategic partners co-ordinating activity and investing in the long term development of the Natural Health Service. We continue to work together in order to provide a commissionable service at scale, working to common standards.
Find out more at www.naturalhealthservice.org.uk
The Natural Health Service is currently being delivered in Cheshire
. We hope to be able to provide services in more areas soon.
For further information contact Gareth Howatson Gareth.Howatson@merseyforest.org.uk