CENTRAL SCOTLAND GREEN NETWORK

Promoting Health and Wellbeing

The CSGN focuses on the positive role that access to quality greenspaces has on people’s health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

From community growing initiatives to active travel infrastructure, these projects support the places, communities and individuals that are experiencing the greatest level of health disadvantage.

Actions

The CSGN facilitates projects that deliver the following actions

ACCESS TO QUALITY GREENSPACE

Improving the quality and availability of local greenspace and ensuring its accessibility to all.

COMMUNITY GROWING

As part of local food growing strategies, these projects deliver multiple benefits to people’s mental and physical health as well as creating sustainable local produce.

ENCOURAGING OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

Providing green places for physical activity within reach of disadvantaged areas brings a multitude of positive health benefits.

GREEN ACTIVE TRAVEL

Projects that develop active travel infrastructure to encourage more human powered journeys deliver on both health and climate change objectives.

CREATING HEALTHY SUSTAINABLE PLACES

Closely linked to the CSGN’s ‘liveable places’ objectives, health-promoting green infrastructure facilitates healthier lifestyles.

TACKLING HEALTH DISADVANTAGE

Prioritising action in those places and communities that are experiencing the greatest level of health disadvantage.

Featured Project

GARDENING FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

This pilot project created six therapeutic gardens and one forest garden in West Central Scotland over a three-year period. It created bespoke, vibrant, green spaces in a range of residential settings, for adults with Additional Support Needs (ASN), as well as their support staff.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

We can help your organisation deliver its environmental objectives by making a positive contribution to the CSGN. Whether you have a project proposal, a funding question, or you simply need advice on how to take an idea forward, we’d like to hear from you.

The Central Scotland Green Network is driven forward by the Green Action Trust, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SC015341 regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Registered offices at Hillhouseridge, Shottskirk Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire ML7 4JS.

To learn more about the Green Action Trust visit www.greenactiontrust.org

The Scottish Government is the key funding partner of the Central Scotland Green Network

© Green Action Trust 2021