Creating a positive change through a therapeutic parks programme
What is Parks in Mind?
Jointly developed by Public Health Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth Parks Foundation, this project will create volunteering opportunities in our amazing parks to improve people's mental/physical health and reduce social isolation through participating in parks activities.
Sessions will run from 10:00 - 15:00, once a week in the following Bournemouth's parks:
- Churchill Gardens, Boscombe
- Horseshoe Common, Bournemouth
- Knyveton Gardens, Springbourne
- Shelley Park, Boscombe.
Volunteer activities will include conservation, horticulture, cleaning and general maintenance.
Volunteers will benefit from improved health and wellbeing, personal development, confidence, sense of achievement, CV enhancement, as well as helping to create improved public open spaces that people want to visit.
When is it?
This project will be starting soon.