Better by Nature
Supporting and Improving Your Health and Wellbeing through Nature
Connecting with nature and being active outdoors can improve people's health and wellbeing.
There 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.
The Nature Wellbeing Network includes the organisations below, with more being added. Each link leads directly to the provider's website.
Routes2Life provides beneficiaries of all ages the opportunity to learn and develop a range of practical and horticultural countryside skills, including hedging, strimming, fencing, gardening, pruning and growing fruit and vegetables.
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.
The Rhymney Social Strollers meet on Friday mornings every week - enjoy local routes and some a little further away as well as regular nature discovery trails. A very warm welcome to all, whether you're experienced or just starting to get out.