Nature Connectedness Event:
Helping organisations connect people with nature
for both human and nature's well-being

An event contributing to the development of a project that will demonstrate
how to build organisational capacity to
design, deliver, and evaluate nature connectedness interventions.

February 25, 2020 -- Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street -- Derby, UK

Who is this event for?

Organisations who use or are interested in using nature-based interventions to deliver health and wellbeing benefits.

The day will be of interest to those managing community assets for supporting mental health outcomes and representatives from a range of organisations involved in delivering well-being outcomes or increasing engagement with nature. These may include those developing policy to those managing programme design.

Note: This is a free event. Registration is limited however.

What will the event cover?

Participants will be introduced to the difference between nature contact and nature connectedness; they will be given an overview of the very latest evidence showing the importance of nature connectedness in supporting well-being and mental-health – both feeling good and functioning well; they will help us test a brand new range of simple training resources to explain what nature connectedness is, why it is important, how applying a simple framework can be used to adapt existing and new activities to support and evaluate nature connectedness and wellbeing across a range of local / community greenspace contexts; and how to evaluate the impact on nature connectedness and wellbeing outcomes.

We will work together to develop research proposals on improving mental health via social, cultural and community assets and nature connectedness.

Draft Agenda

10:00am to 10:20am:

10:20am to 10:35am:
  Welcome. Purpose of the day.

10:35am to 11:00am:
  Nature Connectedness: What it is. Why it matters. How it's measured.

11:00am to 11:20am:
  Nature Connectedness and Mental Health: Smartphone App.

11:20am to 11:40am:
  Nature Connectedness and Well-Being: Noticing Nature Intervention.

11:40am to 12:00pm:
  An Introduction to the Nature Connectedness Project -- Pilot Project Phase.

Catered Lunch

1:00pm to 1:30pm:
  The Pathways to Nature Connectedness.

1:30pm tp 2:00pm:
  Nature Connectedness in Action: Case Studies.

2:00pm to 2:45pm:
  Workshop: Designing your own interventions.

Refreshment Break

3:00pm to 3:45pm:
Research Proposals Workshop.

3:45pm to 4:00pm:
Next steps: Moving Forward.


MARCH Network University of Derby