THE HEALTH PARKS
"PARKS FOR HEALTH TOOLKIT"
DELIVERING HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Delivering Parks and Green Spaces for Health requires an objective, evidence based model. This model must be independent, objective, replicable, and user friendly. Based upon academic study and a detailed review of primary research, and drawing on many years experience in Landscape Design, the Parks for Health Toolkit places Parks and Green Spaces within the context of Public Health and Primary Prevention. It objectively assesses health promotion, accessibility, physical activity, mental wellbeing and the environment and biodiversity. Upon analysis the Toolkit identifies the current status of a Park against each of these criteria, elements in need of improvement, and potential new opportunities. It links these elements to the prevention of Obesity, Non-communicative Diseases and Mental Ill-health. Finally is identifies a Parks suitability for use within Social Prescribing.
The parks for health assessments
The Toolkit includes the following Assessments:
The Free Survey: Using a short survey with representative questions. It provides an indication of the current health status of your Park, and its potential for improvement. (Click Here)
The Full Surveys:
Appraisal: The Appraisal is a detailed assessment of the Park. It includes Charts, Tables and Lists of elements identifying:
The Current Health Status, Elements for Improvement and New Opportunities, linked to each of the five health criteria listed above.
Elements linked to medical conditions; allowing particular groups of conditions to be targeted.
Elements which are suitable for use within Social Prescribing
The bespoke Appraisal Report represents a practical aid to delivering Parks for Health; celebrating existing health assets, making practical improvements, and identifying new opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of your community.
The Appraisal can be obtained on request and can be purchased for individual or multiple Parks. Please contact us for details via the Contact Form below, or by telephone.
Please contact us for more information or to discuss how we may be able to help you address your particular area of interest