Green Social Prescribing - How can Nature-based Activities Support with Health and Wellbeing?

It’s not just ‘an apple a day that keeps the Doctor away’, but a whole forest of trees? At the next Environment & Energy Network meeting on Tuesday 13 June, 1pm – 2.30pm, we will be joined by Amber Marquand, West Midlands Health and Environment Lead from Natural England to discuss Green Social Prescribing and how nature-based activities can support health and wellbeing.

If your organisation would like to speak on this issue at the network meeting, please contact
[email protected]

We will also be having our usual updates on energy bills, policy, funding, consultations and more.

The Last Meeting

The last meeting took place on 16 May 2023 online. Details of the session, and of previous meetings are available at:

Joining the Network 

Membership of the network is FREE and will be facilitated by BVSC. The Network will meet online for 1.5 hours at least once a month. If you can’t make the next meeting, we’d still love for you to be involved. Click here to register and you will be provided with a link to join. Email [email protected] for further information. 

Future Meeting Dates 2023

  • July – Tuesday 11, 1pm – 2.30pm
  • August – No Meeting! Holidays!
  • September – Tuesday 19, 1pm – 2.30pm
  • October – Tuesday 17, 1pm – 2.30pm
  • November – Tuesday 21, 1pm – 2.30pm
  • December – Tuesday 12, 1pm – 2.30pm

Benefits of Environment & Energy Network Membership

  • Networking with organisations from across the Birmingham City VCFSE sector interested in environment and energy issues
  • Information sharing on environment & energy funding, policy, strategy, research, peer learning, training, resources and volunteering
  • Engaging the wider VCFSE sector on environment and energy issues through the Sector’s ‘Engage for Good Forum; linking in with BVSC Employment & Skills Network re Green Economy; linking with Greener Birmingham
  • Developing relationships with key public and private sector partners on environment and energy issues
  • Collaboration on partnership projects, services, activities, events and actions
  • Supporting a collective VCFSE voice and campaigns on environment & energy across Birmingham City
  • Anything else you might find useful!