In our modern, hectic world there is growing evidence that taking the time to reconnect with the natural environment offers huge benefits for our health and wellbeing. Many Naturally Healthy interventions offer a chance to learn new skills, meet new people and increase activity levels in a safe and supportive way. Regardless of age or fitness there is something for everyone. Our ‘Naturally Healthy’ work is pulling together partners from the health, wellbeing, community and environment sectors to ensure that we can all benefit from Devon’s fabulous natural environment. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved.
When did you last…. find time to listen to the birds, smell a flower, have a picnic in the park, fly a kite or paddle in the sea? Have you ever…… cycled the Exe Estuary trail, gone wild swimming, canoed down the Grand Western Canal, spotted dragonflies at Stover Country Park or watched bats at dusk?
Information for Partners:
Visit our partner pages for more information about our Naturally Healthy initiative – including information on the Devon NH Forum, links to latest evidence and partner projects.
In order that health and community partners are aware of Naturally Healthy initiatives we are encouraging partners to list their projects / activities on the Active Devon Activity Finder. This is a great way to promote your organisation and your activities and it is completely free. Find out more on the Active Devon Naturally Healthy May webpage. Please remember to include ‘Naturally Healthy’ and other relevant key words like environment, wildlife and outdoors to your description to enable the key word search to find them, and please link your activities to the Naturally Healthy campaign.
Devon LNP is proud to be part of the Planetary Health Alliance. This is an international consortium building a rigorous evidence base for informing policy solutions aimed at optimizing both human health and that of the environment. What we do to the world comes back to affect us, and not always in ways that we would expect. Understanding and acting upon these challenges calls for massive collaboration across disciplinary and national boundaries. The Planetary Health Alliance provides a platform to do just that.
- Devon LNP Chair: Dr James Szymankiewicz
- Board lead: Dr Virginia Pearson, Devon’s Joint Executive Director of Public Health
- Executive leads: Tom Mack, Active Devon, Kirstie Pritchard, Devon County Council