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Nature Wellbeing

Improving Health and Wellbeing through Nature


Connecting with nature and being active outdoors can improve people's health and wellbeing.

‚ÄčThere is considerable evidence to show the benefits and positive outcomes include better weight management, helping to prevent chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and improving mental wellbeing and health by reducing stress and anxiety.

Communal outdoor activities also promote and create social connections with others, again supporting and enhancing wellbeing.

This site gives information on the opportunities provided by groups and organisations across Caerphilly County Borough for people to get more active outdoors and enjoy their green spaces to benefit wellbeing and health. In addition simply to encouraging people to get out informally in their own localities, we want people to understand what's available and where. 

These partners have also formed a new Nature Wellbeing Network across the borough which collaborates with GPs, health professionals, and relevant support agencies who can refer people, as and where appropriate, to get involved in outdoor, nature-based activities.  

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The Nature Wellbeing Network includes the organisations below, with more being added. Each link leads directly to the provider's website.

Actif Woods

Woodland health and wellbeing activities to help breathe life into your soul, while caring for the environment.

Caerphilly Green Spaces

There’s no better place than the outdoors for fresh air and excercies. Get out and discover!

Fresh Air Friday

Taking people outside so they feel good inside. Helping support mental and emotional wellbeing.

Groundwork Wales

Creating stronger, healthier communities, responsible business and greater prospects for local people.

Growing Space

Covering a range of horticulture, vocational and employability skills at Hafod Deg Resource Centre.

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Protecting wildlife and restoring wild places across Gwent, supported by a growing network of people.

Spirit of Nature - Thriving Communities CIC

We offer a variety of different nature-based activities allowing you to choose how you want to imbibe the restorative and healing benefits of movement and mindfulness activities in nature with other like-minded people.

Risca CV19 Volunteers

We nurture, we grow, we share and we connect. Committed to creating empowered and robust communities.

The Valleys Regional Park

Connecting people with outdoor initiatives and community projects to create recreational and skills based learning.