Celebrating Green Hands

Over the last year we have been working with Argyle Community Trust to help run a green social prescribing project at Central Park, getting people back into nature and helping to boost their mental health after the pandemic restrictions.

A series of 'Green Hands' events in Central Park were run by Plymouth Environmental Action since summer 2021, with over 200 people taking part in nature-themed activities. From tree planting and tree care, to wildlife walks and bug hotel restoration, it's no surprise that everyone enjoyed the sessions!

"Green Minds is such an amazing initiative. It is certainly needed post Covid - getting outside in nature is so good for my mental health, my anxiety reduces down to zero".

Through these events, more people have learnt how to identify plants and wildlife, and get involved with practical conservation around the park, as well as be inspired to volunteer again, live in a more sustainable way and help wildlife at home.

"A little goes a long way, the more you chat to people about how you can help the environment in small ways, the more you can inspire people to care and make the changes".

As well as the Green Hands events, the Green Minds team joined some of Argyle Community Trust's events to spread the word about the exciting projects happening at Central Park. If you would like to get involved with their regular activities like their weekly 'Walk & Talk' around the park, click here for details including who to contact.

Want to know more about this project? Click here to watch the green social prescribing film.

Even though this green social prescribing project has ended, there'll still be ways to get involved at Central Park! Keep an eye on our events page for more details coming soon.

Photo credit: Plymouth Environmental Action