The Studio
7, Cannon Street
B2 5EP

9:30am – 3:30pm
There is a wealth of evidence to demonstrate the impact that access to parks and green spaces can have in improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Whilst there are some excellent projects such as Walking for Health and Eco-Minds, the role that parks can play to improve people’s health has not yet been fully realised.

This conference aims to consider how to move from theory and short term, externally funded projects into sustainable, everyday practice. The conference will focus on learning from theory and best practice and there will be an opportunity to take part in workshop discussions with experts to assist you taking forward the health and well being agenda.

Speakers include

Professor Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects

Gavin Atkins, Head of Community Programmes and Grants, MIND

Katherine Drayson, Environment and Energy Research Fellow, Policy Exchange

Pete Jackson, Programme Manager Adult Social Care and Health and Wellbeing, IEWM

Check website for updates on additional speakers.

Who should attend

Parks and green space managers, open space charities and trusts, public health professionals and health and social care commissioners.

Delegate fees and booking

£120 for West Midlands Parks Forum Members, £150 for non-members. £30 for full time students or apprentices and volunteer led groups.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – £100 for West Midlands Parks Forum members and £120 for non-members on bookings before the 28 February 2015.

Register your booking here.