Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature: integrating green/blue infrastructure and health service valuation and delivery (IWUN)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Landscape Architecture

Abstract

There is considerable evidence that a healthy natural environment - particularly where people live - and regular access to it, can contribute positively to the health and wellbeing of the population, and that it has the most benefit on those with the highest levels of ill-health. As society looks for cost effective ways to boost mental and physical health and quality of life, it is clear that increased positive interaction between people and the natural environment could be a significant part of the UK's future health care arrangements.
However, this potential is not yet being fulfilled - in part because we do not fully understand how and why people interact with the natural environment, and which aspects of the environment, and people's experience of it, lead to positive health and wellbeing outcomes. Does the biodiversity of a place affect people's health and wellbeing? Why are some sections of society, on whom natural environments could have the greatest positive impact, less likely than average to visit natural places? What part does experience of and connection to nature play? What role does access to a high quality natural environment have in the health and wellbeing of people at particularly significant stages in their lives (when they are most vulnerable to ill-health)? If we understood the physical, psychological and socio-economic reasons why members of black, asian and minority ethnic communities, the elderly, disadvantaged urban residents, and those from lower socio-economic groups (in particular) interact with the natural environment as they do - and how this changes through their lives - it would enable us to design and manage our urban spaces more effectively to generate health and wellbeing benefits, and to engage critically important sections of society more effectively, to great social and economic benefit.

This project will study the interaction within one large city between people, their local natural environment and their health and wellbeing. It aims to:
1. Understand at a detailed level how the health and wellbeing of the people within different neighbourhoods relates to the quantity, quality and distribution of natural greenspaces where they live;
2. Investigate the role that culture, upbringing, social values and norms play in this;
3. Explore how people from different ethnic and socio-economic groups interact with greenspaces and how this affects their connectedness to nature, and mental health and wellbeing;
4. Discover how the biodiversity value of the places that people visit affects their mental health and wellbeing;
5. Develop a way to assess the economic implications of these insights;
6. Develop effective ways to feed this knowledge into the policy, delivery and investment decisions of politicians, planners, designers, developers, land managers, public health commissioners and other professionals, business leaders and relevant voluntary and community organisations.

It will:
1. Explore the relationship between urban natural environments and health and wellbeing across the whole of Sheffield - focusing especially on mental health and using more detailed datasets than those used in previous research;
2. Explore how urban residents from diverse backgrounds (especially differentiated by age, gender, ethnicity and mental health service use) communicate their own stories and values relating to contact and connectedness with nature;
3. Use an innovative smartphone App to record the interactions of a large population sample with Sheffield's natural environment, and its relationship to their nature connectedness and personal wellbeing;
4. Quantify the biodiversity value of different parts of Sheffield's environment and identify the relationship between this and the nature connectedness and personal wellbeing of people experiencing them;
5. Identify the economic, practical and policy implications of these insights, and effective ways of applying them.

Planned Impact

The project will produce significant advances in knowledge concerning the value of the natural environment (NE) for human health and wellbeing (H&W), and the characteristics of the NE, and aspects of nature experience that generate H&W outcomes. The project also specifically addresses the diversity of values affecting engagement with the NE, and develops a framework for the valuation of green/blue infrastructure interventions aimed at improving H&W, including their impact on other ecosystem services.

Valuing and understanding the links between the NE and H&W is essential to promote healthy urban populations and urban ecosystems, crucial given the dramatic global shift toward urbanisation, projected to increase from 46.6% to 69.6% between 2000-2050 (United Nations, 2007).

The project demonstrates the use of innovative research methods across a number of work packages (WPs) e.g. WP2 works collaboratively with stakeholder organisations and mental health service users to co-produce creative outputs that explore the ways in which the NE is understood and experienced in relation to recovery from mental illness. WP3 moves beyond the limitations of cross-sectional and observational research designs (Lee & Maheswaran 2010) by conducting a quasi-experimental study using an innovative smartphone App intervention to evaluate the relationship between NE engagement and H&W. As well as being a novel means of data collection the App will also be developed for use by NE organisations to promote healthy contact with the outdoors and greater awareness of nature and by health care providers as a green health prescription.

The project also develops new levels of interdisciplinary and collaborative working and capability both within and across WPs.

The project will improve understanding of how to plan, design and manage urban green/blue infrastructure for health and wellbeing outcomes. It will inform decision making around how to optimize the quantity, distribution, quality and connectivity of urban green space to boost H&W, and mitigate health inequalities in urban populations. It will help define the role of urban biodiversity, facilitating an understanding of the ways in which planning for biodiversity and H&W may be mutually compatible. It will establish clear linkages between the underlying evidence base and the implications at different urban spatial (city wide planning, site specific design) and temporal scales (e.g. cycles of vegetation growth and succession). As such the project will change the practice of organizations and professions involved in spatial planning, design and management of the NE, including planners, landscape architects, land managers, as well as local authorities and third sector organizations such as The Wildlife Trusts, Groundwork Trusts, and the Natural Trust. Through improving opportunities for contact and engagement with the NE both recreationally and as a green prescription the project will improve the health and wellbeing of urban populations and mental health service users in the UK, Europe and beyond.

It will inform public health programmes and health service provision e.g. through 'green prescribing'. It will impact on the practice of health care and social care professionals. It has the potential to change organisational culture and practice by highlighting opportunities for joined up service provision and cost savings across the NE and health sectors.

The findings will lead to policy changes at both national and local levels e.g. review of the ANGST Guidelines: Natural England's Accessible Natural Greenspace standards for access, naturalness and connectivity of nearby nature 2010; Sheffield City Council's Green and Open Space Strategy 2010-2030, or the Sheffield Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing (2009).

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Podcast - A Dose of Nature: Nature and Mental Health 
Description A podcast for the A Dose of Nature Podcast. Jo Birch was interviewed by Jake Robinson for a podcast, subsequently shared via social media. Findings from the Cultures and Values strand of work were shared in an accessible format for listeners. Focus was mental health, nature, diverse communities and social/health inequalities. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The podcast was picked up by UK health inequalities consultant Catherine Max who later invited Jo Birch to a 5 Ways to Wellbeing think-day London March 2019. This day included a variety of practitioners, do-ers and thinkers interested in the New Economics Foundation 5 ways to wellbeing framework in the context of 'place'. IWUN findings were shared with founders of London National Park City and a range of other parties interested in health/place cross overs. 
URL https://soundcloud.com/adoseofnaturepodcast
 
Description We analysed health data from the 2011 census, and GP diagnoses of depression and severe mental illness, combined with local data on greenspace cover and accessibility, tree density, garden size, diversity of garden birds and cleanliness of parks and green spaces. We found relationships between greater cleanliness of publicly accessible green spaces and better health. We also found a nation-wide relationship between larger residential garden size and better general health, even after controlling for income and other factors. In a separate analysis we also found associations between better health and areas with greater tree diversity, more water cover, less grass, some large green spaces (not all small) and closer integration between green and grey land covers.

We conducted 55 interviews exploring the life histories of people in three age groups: 16-25; 40-50; and over 70 to explore individuals' feelings about and connections with the natural environment. We also ran arts-based workshops exploring the nature experiences of 27 people with mental health difficulties. Participants included significant numbers of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) people and people living in deprived areas of Sheffield. These intensive qualitative interviews and workshops highlighted the variety and richness of participants' connections with nature, including childhood encounters with the natural world. Participants used natural spaces for solitude and recovery from the stresses of life, but also for companionship and sociability. They felt connections with animals including domestic pets, flowers, and birdsong.

The third area of our research centred on the smartphone app, Shmapped, which prompted users to respond to the natural environment in Sheffield. Users were asked what they noticed and how they felt at the time, and to rate their mental wellbeing before and after a trial period. Results from the seven-day trial, involving 582 adult users, indicate clinically significant improvements in wellbeing and an increased sense of connection with nature. Noticing nature in spaces that app users thought were higher in biodiversity was more likely to be associated with positive emotions compared with experience in less biodiverse spaces.

We drew on Sheffield stakeholders' knowledge through events, focus groups and one-to-one interviews. We worked with them on a list of 35 potential interventions to select five that could improve inclusion and support wellbeing. They were:
• Improve access to green spaces, including walking and cycling routes.
• Provide new or upgraded toilets and cafés in parks and woodlands.
• Set and maintain a minimum standard of regular, sustained maintenance.
• Employ parks staff to encourage outdoor activities and volunteering.
• Support voluntary and community organisations in animating green spaces.

The fifth strand of our work sought to identify the costs and benefits associated with the proposed interventions in order to better inform decision-makers. An initial cost-benefit analysis of a new café and toilet in one Sheffield park in a more deprived neighbourhood suggests it will provide good value for money in terms of both the food and drink provided by the café and the anticipated effects on park usage and the area's wider economic prospects.
Exploitation Route We see the greatest potential for impact in the following areas:
1. The planning, design and management of urban areas and green spaces and related policy and practice.
2. The planning and design of new housing areas and garden cities and towns.
3. The development of our smartphone app as a wellbeing intervention and as a green space management tool.
4. Social and green prescribing and place-based approaches to health and social care.
5, Development of Cost Benefit Analysis techniques.
6. Highlighting the need for better data on the usage of green spaces.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL http://iwun.uk
 
Description IWUN is now in its third and final year with the project due to end on 5th June 2019. Findings are emerging from our four work packages and are being disseminated via academic publications, conferences, policy and practice briefs targeted at different end user groups and stakeholder events including and end of project event and festival in Sheffield on 26-28 March, and an end of project event in London on 1 May. Our strategy has been to engage stakeholders and achieve impact from day 1 of the project. We have collaborated with stakeholders, and sought input from them on specific tasks, and our Health in Place seminar series has disseminated our work in progress and other relevant research as the project has progressed, attracting mixed academic/non-academic audiences totalling 656 over the three year period. Specific findings that have impacted outside the academy are as follows. Work package 1 The findings from this epidemiological work package show that the characteristics and quality of urban green space (i.e. not just the quantity) make a difference to health outcomes. Having access to a larger gardens and well-maintained green spaces is associated with better health. Living in an area with more diverse tree cover, less mown grass, some large green spaces (i.e. not all small), water cover and good integration of grey and green land covers is also associated with better health. We have involved the Public Health Unit at Sheffield City Council in this work and have carried out some joint analysis and have shared with them a more accurate method for calculating access to urban green space. Work package 2 The findings from our qualitative work with diverse user groups on the cultures, uses and meanings of nature, green space and wellbeing have been shared with stakeholders and have great potential to inform a more nuanced approach to engaging diverse groups with urban natural environments. Key findings from this work package show that: urban nature is a mental health resource used by young people; there are inequalities in social and cultural access to nature's wellbeing benefits and urban nature can be beneficial in certain times of poor mental health and mental illness. Our arts based nature- themed workshops with people with mental health issues have potential as a therapeutic intervention as well as means of eliciting understandings of nature, green space and wellbeing and are being trialled by Sheffield flourish, a local mental health charity (https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk) and by the NHS in Sheffield. We are producing a set of 3 focussed practice briefs (for disseminating locally and nationally) tailored to: supporting young people's mental health; supporting adults with mental health difficulties; supporting communities facing inequalities. Work package 3 Results from the seven-day trial of our smartphone app - Shmapped - involving 582 adult users, indicate clinically significant improvements in wellbeing and an increased sense of connection with nature. These improvements were sustained one month after the trial and were greatest among individuals with mental health issues, and people who had fewer connections to nature before using the app. Public Health England and other local authorities (apart from Sheffield where the original app was trialled) have expressed an interest in having their own versions of the app. A version has been developed for Derby City Council. Follow-on funding is being sought for app development. Work package 4.1 This work package drew on the practical and professional knowledge of stakeholders in Sheffield to identify natural environment interventions that would support improved wellbeing. We engaged with 122 greenspace managers, members of voluntary and community groups, planners, public health professionals, GPs and community members through events, focus groups and one-to-one interviews. We worked with them on a list of 35 potential interventions, using voting and in-depth discussion to select five that could improve inclusion and support wellbeing. They were: • Improve access to green spaces, including walking and cycling routes. • Provide new or upgraded toilets and cafés in parks and woodlands. • Set and maintain a minimum standard of regular, sustained maintenance. • Employ parks staff to encourage outdoor activities and volunteering. • Support voluntary and community organisations in animating green spaces. We are currently working together with Sheffield City Council to pilot the introduction of toilets and a café in a local park as part of our end of project festival 'Feeling Good in a Green City' on 27-28 March. We have been invited to present our findings at a 'learning lunch' for local authority planning staff, which will feed into their work on the draft Local Plan for Sheffield. We expect to put on a similar event for the Sheffield Green Spaces Forum, which represents 'Friends' groups connected with parks and green spaces across the city. On a wider scale, we have presented our findings to the Yorkshire and Humber spatial planning and health network and have had input into Public Health England's work to update its guidance on green spaces. We have also been invited to present our findings to the Naturally Healthy Conference, run by Natural Cambridgeshire, the Local Nature Partnership, which will feed into the development of their research strategy. Work package 4.2 An initial cost-benefit analysis of a new café and toilet in one Sheffield park in a more deprived neighbourhood suggests it will provide good value for money in terms of both the food and drink provided by the café and the anticipated effects on park usage and the area's wider economic prospects. There is scope for our approach to be rolled out more widely especially if data on existing green space usage were to become available. Taken together our findings have implications for many stakeholder groups in health and social care, parks and green space and urban/landscape planning and design sectors. We are currently in the process of developing policy and practice briefs for the following user groups: • Planners • Health care professionals • Greenspace managers • Voluntary and community groups We are also working on an agenda-setting briefing for local elected councillors demonstrating the kind of vision for greenspace provision and animation that can be derived from IWUN findings. Our findings are also being shared with GPs in Sheffield through our stakeholder events, expert advisory groups and other ad hoc connections (e.g. lectures to trainee medical students) and are likely to raise awareness and use of 'green prescriptions' (interventions involving nature and the natural environment e.g. workshops, walks) in preference to more medicalised interventions.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Influence on Practice - 2 pilot Nature and Wellbeing Courses run by Sheffield Flourish, Mental Health Charity
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Two 6 week nature and wellbeing courses were run for the public during autumn 2018 and spring 2019 (still in progress) by Sheffield Flourish, Mental Health Charity based on the model of the IWUN research workshops. Workshop participant numbers n=10 and n=12. At time of writing one external evaluation just complete with positive impacts upon participants' self reported quality of life and mental health during and after the course.
URL https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk/stories/joan-ellis-no-go/
 
Description Influence on public community practice of arts and mental health practitioners. Nature and wellbeing workshops from culture and values workpackage led to focus on urban nature for city mental health arts group and plan for associated urban nature poetry anthology
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Influenced training of planning professionals through engagement with Sheffield City Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meeting with Sheffield City Council re: People Keeping Well
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation to Natural England Science and Advisory Committee included results from IWUN WP3
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Presentation to Natural England and Defra included results from IWUN WP3
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description AQM/ESRC DS competition
Amount £73,153 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Derby version of Shmapped
Amount £4,986 (GBP)
Organisation University of Derby 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Grantham Call for PhD Scholarships
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Department Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description IWUN Scholarship 2016
Amount £58,050 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description IWUN Scholarship 2017 (1)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description IWUN Scholarship 2017 (2)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Microsoft Azure Research Award
Amount $20,000 (USD)
Organisation Microsoft Research 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Title Shmapped 
Description Shmapped app: measures exposures to the natural environment and well-being outcomes. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact External bodies, e.g. local authorities, have expressed an interest in having a version of the app 
URL http://iwun.uk/shmapped/
 
Title Video used in participant recruitment 
Description A video was made by the researcher for the Cultures and Values work package in order to recruit interview participants: with sight difficulties; who are hard to reach; from ethnic minority communities; with literacy difficulties and young people who are comfortable with visual and digital culture. The video link has successfully been used to recuit interview participants. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Successful recruitment of participants from BAME and deprived communities, over 70s, 40-50 year olds and 16-25 year olds. This video has been discussed as positive and innovative by colleagues working in youth research (see separate entry presentation to colleagues in childhood and youth research). A planned publication about methodology used for this work package will make reference to the video. 
URL http://bit.ly/feelgoodsheff
 
Description Collaboration with Public Health Sheffield 
Organisation Sheffield City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing IWUN findings. Co-designing analyses.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data and shaping analyses.
Impact The collaboration is ongoing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Sheffield City Council Parks and Countryside 
Organisation Sheffield City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Early sharing of IWUN findings with elected member holding Parks and Countryside Portfolio and staff in Parks and Countryside. Piloting intervention based on IWUN findings in Council green spaces. Evaluating green space interventions made by the Council.
Collaborator Contribution Providing us with data and sharing information about forthcoming council management and policy initiatives.
Impact Outputs to date include: 1. 2 day Festival "Feeling Good in a Green City' designed to engage local communities in urban green space and boost wellbeing. 2. Possible inputs to policy following from our findings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust 
Organisation Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution IWUN work package 2 is offering 6 week x 2 hour arts based course on nature and wellbeing. This will be offered to clients of CERT and Eastglade, in autumn/winter 2019, subject to NHS ethics approval. The course is not intended to provice therapy but it offers opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties to get invovled in making, exploring personal experience of nature in the context of wellbeing. The CERT and Eastglade clients who participate will engage as participants in the IWUN reserach project according to the terms to which they consent. Collaboration commenced beginning with meetings between Brendan Stone (Co-I), Jo Birch (researcher) and team leads at CERT and Eastglade (Debbie Creaser and Nick Hall) in March 2018. Meetings and planning has carried on since then.
Collaborator Contribution Sheffield health and social care trust - the CERT and Eastglade teams - have offered to act as recruitment centres for participants for the IWUN nature and wellbeing workshops. Our partners are also happy for trust recovery workers to support participants through recruitment, information, consent and participation processes, including in follow up at a potential art exhibition as output.
Impact Interest has been shown by partners to see these workshops as a pilot with potential to include something simliar within in house recovery programmes at a later date. None as yet, Sept 2018. Planned workshops for autumn/winter 2019. Disciplines: landscape, english, arts and humanities, health, medicine, psychology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with The Wildlife Trusts and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Sheffield Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working to promote green prescribing in Sheffield
Collaborator Contribution Helping to shape IWUN and deliver on impact
Impact Work is ongoing.
Start Year 2015
 
Description IWUN in Care Homes for Older People 
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Department Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint application for research funding
Collaborator Contribution Anna Jorgensen (IWUN PI) led on application for follow-on funding. Sheffield Hallam staff were Co-Is and contributed to bid writing.
Impact Application for follow-on funding: IWUN in Care Homes for Older People made to NERC Impact call.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Shmapped App 
Description Ownership of Intellectual Property for Shampped in contract with the developers. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact Green space geofencing and user tracking.
 
Title Shmapped 
Description Shmapped is an app that allows people to map their city and measures the experience of city living. Once a day users are asked to notice their surroundings and write short notes about them and map the good things that they have noticed. The app measures the impact on a range of outcomes including well-being. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact TBC 
 
Description 1st Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting for WP2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1st Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting for WP2 7th March 2017

Arising from the IWUN launch event, a group of 7 stakeholders volunteered their involvement to be on a panel of 'critical friends' and advisors to WP2, stating their interest to take WP2 findings and methods back to their own organisations (environmental conservation third sector work; events management; woodland management and environmental communication; architecture. This meeting gathered those stakeholders to identify skills, interests and questions that everyone brings to WP2 within the IWUN project. Also present were 2 researchers from public health project: Born in Bradford who wished to learn from IWUN and set up links for future collaboration and information share.

A short visual story highlighting our literature readings around barriers people experience in connecting with nature was presented to the group. The group then shared ideas about potential organisations and geographical areas for recruitment for the upcoming interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/workpackage-2-advisory-group/
 
Description 2nd Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting for WP2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 2nd Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting for WP2 18th July 2017

The second Advisory Group for WP2 involved report to the group on the status of interview progress with our participants in each age group across Sheffield. We went on to share a case study of one participant's experiences of nature connection in relation to her own wellbeing. This generated discussion around stakeholders' own experiences of groups and individuals they had worked with. Questions were raised around the kind of intervention or impact such a person might be involved in.

The group next carried out an activity around Stakeholder Impact Analysis - for their own organisations. They asked questions around which stakeholders might benefit from IWUN research as it is generated? What would be the reasons behind the stakeholders' interests? What activities (interventions) could be carried out with this group/these groups? What are indicators of successful engagement? What risks are there (and what ideas to address them)? What might meaningful change look like? What timings?

As a result of this exercise, stakeholders voiced decisions to take this method back to their own organisations to address more clearly what they do and the impact and change that might arise from it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 3rd Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3rd Stakeholder Advisory Group 29th November 2017. 7 stakeholders joined Clare Rishbeth and Jo Birch. The advisory group was made up of a local/regional/national events organiser and mental health event specialist; a volunteer for for Sheffield's Blue Loop (Canals); a leader of Sheffield environmental group (BAME); volunteer at Green City Action Sheffield; a recovery worker for an acute crisis in the community mental health team; a local woodland manager and psychologist; an independent arts facilitator with lived experience of mental health difficulties. The format was a sharing and discussion of the first nature and wellbeing workshops for mental service users. One advisory group member connected us with Derek Niemann, organiser of the yearly New Nature Networks for Nature conference and associated activities. Decision made to attend and present at the next conference in 2018. Another advisory member who runs Sheffield Mental Health Week events reported that there is huge demand for engagement in arts based wellbeing activities (like the research workshops). Advisory members were keen to be invited to and involved in the upcoming autumn exhibition of mental health service users' work in the research project. Future connections (postnatal depression) were passed on to our research team and suggestions for contacting new research participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A talk at Valuing Nature Annual Conference, Edinburgh Cultures and values of nature and wellbeing: reflecting a diverse society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The paper presented methodological approaches and early findings from IWUN, stating that our research strand explores cultures and values of nature which have health and wellbeing implications in an increasingly ethnically diverse and aging society. We presented the different qualitative techniques used to engage people in exploring their own relationship and engagement with urban outdoor environments and nature. Early findings from qualitative interview with urban residents potentially labelled 'low users' were discussed. Focussing on personal narrative accounts, the paper indicated how everyday activities and routines shape people's relationships with urban nature and how these interact with mental wellbeing. Around 100 natural and social scientists, along with practitioners attended from across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advisory group meeting 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A meeting for our Work Package 2 Advisory Group 11th December 2018 - updating the group and asking for reflection and input on the draft policy documentation. Planning for advisory group members' engagment in the end of project events in Sheffield 26th-29th March (delivering activities and engagement with the public and other IWUN stakeholders).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended Valuing Nature Conference (19th October 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attending workshops, sessions and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attending The Future of Urban Green Space Festival of Social Science event organised by CRESR at Norfolk Heritage Park (7th November 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in workshop activities and networked with other actors in the future of urban green space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog: Shmapped and Sheffield Flourish walking tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact IWUN Engagement Officer, Eleanor Comley arranged a guided photographic walk with local Charity, Sheffield Flourish. Approximately 12 people joined in the walk. The purpose of the walk was to give people the opportunity to use Shmapped. Following the event, one of the participants wrote a blog that was published on the Sheffield Flourish website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk/stories/rob-barnett-sheffield-flourish-and-shmapped-walking-tour/
 
Description CPD session with Landscape Institute East Midlands members 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a Continuing Professional Development session to discuss the IWUN project findings to date and the implications for landscape architect practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference Presentation at IAPS, July 2018 - Feel Good Places 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Presentation at the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS) in Rome, Italy on the 10th July (conference was 8th to 13th July). The presentation was entitled 'Exploring urban 'Feel Good Places' across cultures and ages'. About 40 people attended the presentation, with many photos and a video taken by audience members throughout the presentation. People were engaged in the presentation and it resulted in individuals approaching me afterwards for more information and discussion with them about similar projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iaps2018.com/
 
Description Connecting with nature in the city is more than visiting green space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The blog was invited as a post to accompany the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event November 2017. The post was for the Faculty of Social Science blog which then was picked up by Medium blog. Two academics from other UK universities got in touch as a result of this blog with a view to share research and collaborate in the future. The Faculty lead on blog publication stated that this was the most frequently viewed and read blog to come out of the University of Sheffield's Festival of Social Science blog postings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://medium.com/society-matters/connecting-with-nature-in-the-city-is-more-than-visiting-green-sp...
 
Description Consultation with public health team at Sheffield City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop with public health team to help identify key greenspace actions for further investigation and analysis as part of the IWUN project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consultation with stakeholders to identify greenspace actions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 practitioners and policymakers from Sheffield attended an initial consultation to help determine key greenspace actions to investigated further in the IWUN project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Creative nature and wellbeing workshops with mental health service users 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact During 2017 and 2018, four Nature and Wellbeing courses ran as research data-gathering sessions but also as interventions. 35 people with - all with mental health difficulties - participated in 4 separate courses (each running 2 hours a week for 6 weeks). The groups included: adults with a range of complex and enduring MH difficulties; young people; women with peri-natal mental health problems and adults supported in residential NHS services for mental health. As a result of the success and over-subscription of these workshops, 2 further courses have been piloted by a community mental health charity in Sheffield. Almost all participants made requests for further follow on courses and many participants set up social groups amongst themselves. Plans are underway to pilot further courses like this within the NHS, running as therapies, and to pilot further courses as community interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.storyingsheffield.com/project/improving-wellbeing-through-urban-nature/
 
Description Feeling Good in a Green City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science Jo Birch organised an interactive IWUN exhibition 'Feeling Good in a Green City' in Sheffield's Winter Gardens on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017. The exhibition included a custom-built listening station where members of the public could listen to Sheffield residents share their experiences and find out what kind of urban nature helps wellbeing. Also invited were the project stakeholders and research participants from the Cultures and Values strand of IWUN. Approximately 20 of these attended with friends and colleagues. The event was well attended over the 2 days, with over 130 visitors from Sheffield and further afield stopping by to talk about Sheffield; to hear about the research and to share their experiences of urban nature and how it helps their well-being. The event prompted a blog post for Medium Blog: Connecting with Nature in the City is more than visiting 'green space'. New interviews were also generated from public visitors. University of Sheffield marketing teams stated that the event was the second most viewed on the University of Sheffield website. The interactive exhibition has been invited to a Green Prescribing Event scheduled in Sheffield for March 23rd 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.scci.org.uk/2017/11/sheffield-festival-shines-a-light-on-citys-world-leading-social-scie...
 
Description Festival of Social Science - Feeling Good in a Green City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talking to the public about the IWUN project and the narratives being discovered through WP 2. It was a chance for discussion and by using creative ways (audio, map, smells and postcards) to connect people with nature, and to explore landscape design for mental health with the residents and visitors of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://festivalofsocialscience.group.shef.ac.uk/feeling-good-in-a-green-city/
 
Description Follow-up meeting with ICASP on 18 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with ICASP team to discuss follow-on funding for IWUN impact related activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://icasp.org.uk
 
Description Gardens of Sanctuary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I have been a member of the steering group drawing up guidelines for the 'gardens of Sanctuary' initiative within 'Cities of Sanctuary' organisation. As a result of this working day a report and structure for the initiative was produced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Green Fences engagement week in Buenos Aires 13-16 Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 4 days of activities (meetings, workshops, presentations, school visits) aimed at engaging diverse stakeholder groups and building capacity to develop 'green fences' to mitigate the impact of air pollution on children attending schools in Buenos Aires.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Green Prescribing planning meeting (7th November 2017) (Linda Baldwin, Liz Ballard, Sarah Dandy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Further meeting of the IWUN green prescribing group focused around planning for the event in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Greener Practice meeting 19 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented IWUN findings to group of Sheffield GPs: 'Greener Practice' Group resulting in input to their web site and request to input to to training of medical students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk
 
Description Human Urban Microbiome Initiative (HUMI) meeting on 8 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In formation session on the Human Urban Microbiome initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ICASP (Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme) conference 15 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave presentation on IWUN findings at conference and attended workshop sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://icasp.org.uk
 
Description IWUN Advisory Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory panel members e.g. Liz Walton Sheffield GP attended and participated in dissemination and workshop event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IWUN Advisory Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first IWUN Advisory Panel meeting took place in Sheffield on 13th June 2017. The IWUN project team presented progress to date and next steps for each workpackage. The Advisory Panel provided advice and suggestions to the project team and provided expert feedback on progress to date. 5 Members of the Advisory Panel attended the meeting: David Cooper (Formerly Sheffield City Council), Liz Evered (LUC), Jennifer Roe (University of Virginia), John Soady (Sheffield City Council), Elizabeth Walton (GP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.iwun.uk
 
Description IWUN Expert Panel Meeting 8 January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to envisage urban futures based on IWUN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IWUN Health in Place seminar - 'Reweaving the frayed fabric: greenspace interventions to promote wellbeing in Sheffield' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of findings from Work Package 4.1 on greenspace interventions to promote wellbeing in Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This first issue of the IWUN newsletter provides an outline of the overall aims of the project and an overview of the activities which have taken place since the project started in June 2016. The newsletter will be produced on a quarterly basis and will provide updates and news from IWUN as the project progresses.

There are currently 230 members on the distribution list, and this was also tweeted to our 229 followers on twitter.

The newsletter included a list of upcoming events and we saw an increase in sign ups to our seminar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://us14.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1db119587a748bb52d088fcb9&id=84cca3c9af
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This second issue of the IWUN newsletter provided an update on the Shmapped App Progress and Testing, introductions to new members of the team, an update on the Work Package 2 Advisory Group and upcoming events. The newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis and will provide updates and news from IWUN as the project progresses. There are currently 395 members on the distribution list, and this issue was also tweeted to our 313 followers on twitter. The newsletter included a list of upcoming events and we saw an increase in sign ups to our mailing list, seminar series and the Shmapped launch event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://mailchi.mp/4e693ef6cae1/iwun-newsletter-issue-2
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This third issue of the IWUN newsletter provided an update on the Shmapped launch event which took place at the Showroom cinema on 20th July 2017. This issue of the newsletter also included profiles of staff members involved in developing and promoting Shmapped. There are currently 529 members on the distribution list, and this issue was also tweeted to our 499 followers on twitter. The newsletter included a list of upcoming IWUN and Shmapped events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://bit.ly/2xJ9xk6
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This fourth issue of the IWUN newsletter provided an update the new 7-day version of Shmapped app. The newsletter also included an update on conferences our researchers presented at and a highly successful, interactive workshop at the Winter Gardens as part of the festival of social sciences. There was also an update on the Health in Place Seminar series. The newsletter was sent to 576 recipients vis the mailing list and generated 2,106 twitter impressions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/publications/
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This fifth issue of the IWUN newsletter provided an update the new 7-day version of Shmapped app and celebrated the winners of the Shmapped photo competition. The newsletter also included information on our forthcoming event on Green Prescribing in Sheffield and session at the Royla Geographical Society annual conference in Cardiff. There was also an update on the Health in Place Seminar series. The newsletter was sent to 724 recipients via the mailing list and generated 1,013 twitter impressions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/publications/
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The sixth issue of the IWUN newsletter was distributed on 18th May 2018. The newsletter was sent to 753 recipients on the mailing list and created 976 impressions on twitter. This issue of the newsletter included an update on the Green Prescribing in Sheffield event we organised with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, and project updates and introduciton to new members of the team and details of upcoming conferences and events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.iwun.uk/publications
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 7 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seventh issue of the IWUN newsletter was distributed on 14th August 2018. The newsletter was sent to 341 recipients on the mailing list and was also posted on twitter (671 followers). This issue of the newsletter included an update on the Shmapped app and data collection and updates from work packages and introduction to new members of the team as well as details of upcoming conferences and events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/publications/
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The eighth issue of the IWUN newsletter was distributed on 20th November 2018. The newsletter was sent to 412 recipients on the mailing list and was also posted on twitter (784 followers). This issue of the newsletter included updates from work packages, new publications and details of upcoming conferences and events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mailchi.mp/dc79c42e387e/newsletter-v2-633643?e=d681f4cb91
 
Description IWUN Newsletter Issue 9 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ninth issue of the IWUN newsletter was distributed on 8th February 2019. The newsletter was sent to 496 recipients on the mailing list and was also posted on twitter (827 followers). This issue of the newsletter included updates from young researchers working on the project, new publications and details of upcoming conferences and events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mailchi.mp/60bbfaaf7630/iwun-newsletter-issue-9
 
Description IWUN Stakeholder Event: Cost Benefit Analysis/Cost Utility Analysis of Proposed Green Interventions to Promote Mental Health and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The IWUN team will present a summary of IWUN findings that relate to the selection of green interventions that promote mental health and well being, and to the use of cost-benefit/cost-utility analysis to evaluate their effectiveness. This will provide a context for an extensive discussion of your and other stakeholders' views on the key issues that need to be addressed when undertaking such evaluations. A wide range of stakeholders are invited to the event to draw on the expertise and experience of those in practice, policy, professional and other decision-making roles. Such knowledge will be used to inform the way that we undertake the evaluations and align them to the requirements of users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IWUN Twitter account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The twitter account launched in September 2016 and there are currently 567 followers. The twitter account has sparked interest in the project and requests to join the project mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL https://twitter.com/IWUNproject
 
Description IWUN WP 4.2 Stakeholder Workshop on Economic Valuation on 16 May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Piloting approach to cost benefit analysis. Seeking stakeholder input to the approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IWUN WP3 Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joint Natural England Strategic Research Meeting in Leeds - introduced IWUN WP3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IWUN Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The iwun website www.iwun.uk launched on 13th January 2017. The aim of the website is to engage with the general public, local community about the project. There is a link to sign up to the project mailing list, and there have been a number of sign ups since the website launched on 13th January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.iwun.uk
 
Description IWUN Written Submission to the Future of Public Parks Inquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact IWUN made a written submission to the Future of Public Parks Inquiry held by the Parliamentary Communities and Local Government Committee detailing the importance of public parks for local communities and the health and well-being of urban populations. This was submitted by Dr Anna Jorgenson and has led to an invitation for Dr Jorgensen to speak at a national conference on the future of public parks at Westminster on 13 July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/communities-and-loc...
 
Description IWUN launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 1. Introduction (Anna Jorgensen)

2. WP1: A place-based analysis of population-level linkages between natural environments, health inequality, deprivation and green space usage (Paul Brindley)

3. WP2: Cultures of green space use and non-use (Clare Rishbeth)

4. WP3: The Noticing Nature smartphone app: what kinds of nature are good for health and wellbeing? (Miles Richardson)

5. WP4: Green health interventions: changing policy and practice? (Nicola Dempsey)

6. Green health interventions: changing policy and practice? (Craig Lister)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ideas Alive talk at Off the Shelf festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a public talk entitled 'What is a green space really worth?' as part of the University of Sheffield's involvement in the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words in Sheffield. Around 35 people attended the talk and a lively debate followed. Arrangements were made for a follow-up visit to Friends of Meersbrook Park.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/event/green-space-really-worth/
 
Description Ignite Academy, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to showcase IWUN's research at Ignite Academy, in which more than 20 staff and researchers from the University of Sheffield presented their research in a quickfire 5-minute format at a public event at the Crucible Theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/rs/ecr/events/igniteacademy2018
 
Description Improving wellbeing through noticing urban nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact IWUN Seminar Series Talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview: New app to measure impact of city living 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IWUN Engamenet Officer was interviewed on Sheffield Live! to talk about Shmapped and the IWUN Project. In the interview, she describes the Shmapped app developed by the University of Sheffield and the University of Derby and how it is helping residents determine how city living affects our health and well being. The interview was published on the Sheffield Live! website and circulated on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://web.sheffieldlive.org/new-app-to-measure-impact-of-city-living/
 
Description Invited Academic to ICSASP (Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme) workshop on Green Infrastructure Business Case 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ross Cameron discussed the use of green infrastructure as an intervention for health and well-being within a spectrum of wider service delivery associated with urban green infrastructure. Based on discussions ICASP will develop a programme of work with the aim to better integrate existing GI toolkits and develop a more suitable format for city planners. Interventions associated with IWUN WP 4 were discussed as potential model case studies to help provide better economic data for toolkits. A new universal toolkit for city planners, that better accounts for the economic cases underpinning urban green infrastructure, is being proposed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Keynote Speaker at the Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The value of domestic gardens / gardening was presented by Ross Cameron. This included a range of ecosystem services gardens provide, including their impact to human physical and physiological health. Gardening as a means to keep physically fit and provide physio-psychological stress relief were discussed, as well as opportunities to engage / understand the natural world better through gardening. The role in which gardening can help promote a sustainable lifestyle was also aired.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited as host for Doc-Fest - International Documentary Fest. Role as researcher and expert in Mental Health and Built Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As IWUN researcher working on Mental Health and built space/designed environment, Jo Birch was invited by Doc-Fest and Wellcome Trust to host a filming and Q&A session with the public. This invitation came as a result of the University of Sheffield's public engagement team's previous work with Jo on the Feeeling Good in a Green City Event (Festival of Social Science November 2017). The event was held in the 'Headspace' tent at Sheffield's International DocFest on Sunday 10th July. The film, 'On the Ground at Grenfell', was made by filmmaker NendiePinto-Duschinsky coproduced by young film makers, telling the stories of nine people: survivors, local residents and volunteers who have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The international and national audience (around 70, only 2 from Sheffield) - comprised members of the public and people working in the film industry. A short introduction detailed Jo Birch's place as researcher on the IWUN project. Audience discussion of the film included the use of gardens as memorial spaces for Grenfell, the potential for cities to share and contribute to Grenfell survivors' wellbeing through tree planting and gardens for high rise flats. The role of young people as catalyst for social change and for positive neighbourhood mental health was also discussed. http://www.onthegroundatgrenfell.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sheffdocfest.com/events/6842
 
Description Invited presentation at Natural England's SRG (Strategic Review Group) quarterly meeting, November 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I was invited to provide a talk about the IWUN project to Natural England's SRG (Strategic Review Group) quarterly meeting, November 2016. Attendees were academics from universities around the UK as well as Natural England's Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning. At this meeting, along with other research projects discussed, IWUN helped contribute to Natural England deciding that they need to develop a strategic research programme focusing specifically on wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Landscapes, Gardens and Health Network Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following on from the talk given at the Landscapes, Gardens and Health Network conference last year, they requested a newsletter to update their members and conference attendees. It is expected that this newsletter article will continue interest in the IWUN project and spark new interest from those who did not attend the conference. This newsletter will be publicly available on the website and contains links to the IWUN website and seminar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture presented to Masters level students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 47 Masters level students attended an hour long lecture based on IWUN WP2 findings and methodology. Delivered by Jo Birch, the lecture prompted student questions about methods and findings. The lecture prompted students to set up personal study drawing on methods and findings discussed in the lecture around mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture to medical students: Pathways to health in natural environments and ways of applying them in public health, health and social care 25 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave lecture to circa 100 medical students briefing on relationship between health and the natural environment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting at the Young Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I met with researchers in the Young Foundation and discussed the outcome of the IWUN research and refugees welcome in parks. I followed on by sending a summary of research findings and invitations to future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting between Claire Rishbeth and Anna Cronin de Chavez and Hannah Roberts working on the Born in Bradford Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 7th March Clare Rishbeth met with Anna Cronin de Chavez and Hannah Roberts to share aims and methods of projects: Work Package 2 Cultures and Values and the Born in Bradford Project. Discussion about how WP2 findings might inform some of the Born in Bradford funded interventions over the next 2 years
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting of IWUN Public Health Working Group 1 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing IWUN findings. Reporting outcomes of analyses instigated by joint Working Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Ece Ozdemiroglu eftec Economics For The Environment Consultancy Ltd (19th April 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing ideas with Ece Ozdemiroglu especially in relation to IWUN's work package 4 valuation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Anna Chavez of Better Start Bradford and Bradford site visit (5th July 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preliminary fact finding meeting with Anna followed by site visit to deepen understanding of the nature of the social/environmental/green space issues facing the Better Start Bradford programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Councillor Mary Lea, Sheffield City Council, and Lisa Firth, Sheffield City Council Parks and Countryside on 19th April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Early dissemination of IWUN findings. Seeking to input into Council policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Creative Sheffield (7 November 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgenson attended a meeting with to inform Creative Sheffield (Sheffield City Council's marketing arm) about the IWUN project and to look for opportunities to involve IWUN in the city's Outdoor City marketing initiative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with ICASP working group 25 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with ICASP working group to process ideas for IWUN impact related follow-on project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://icasp.org.uk
 
Description Meeting with IWUN cross-sector greenspace group (4th October 2017) (Nicola Dempsey, Bluebell Smith, Ian Turner, Karen Lewis, Liz Ballard, Lisa Firth, Stuart Turner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to develop cross-sector collaboration further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Janet Wheatley at Voluntary Action Rotherham (1st June 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presenting IWUN's work to Janet and getting an overview of the green prescribing programme at VAR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with LIGHT - a charity working to support the emotional wellbeing & mental health of mums and their families in Sheffield and beyond, during pregnancy, birth and afterwards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact January 2018, Clare Rishbeth and Jo Birch met with staff working at LIGHT to share IWUN aims and plans to work with staff, volunteers and mothers with post-natal depresssion - providing nature and wellbeing workshops or similar form of arts based exploratory research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Parks and Countryside at Sheffield City Council and Voluntary Action Sheffield (Karen Lewis, Stuart Turner, Ian Turner, Sue Pearson) (21st June 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reporting interim findings from IWUN and scoping collaborative opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Public Health Sheffield City Council (Ian Baxter, Meghann, Staton, Nicola Dempsey, Paul blindly, Rachel Staniforth) 27th November 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Public Health to identify areas of common interest, data sharing and collaborative working
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Rob Murfin, Chief Planner, Sheffield City Council (13th December 2017) (Anna Jorgensen, Nicola Dempsey, Paul Brindley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Identifying ways for IWUN to input into local plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Sheffield City Council Public Health Working Group (16th January) (Anna Jorgensen, Nicola Dempsey, Paul Brindley, Meghann Mears, Ian Baxter, Rachel Staniforth, Stuart Turner, Luke Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ongoing discussions re sharing data and IWUN findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Sheffield City Region (27th March 2017) re green prescribing. Also present Adam Whitworth, Andrea Fitzgerald, Craig Lister, Ben Williams, Chris Shore. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exploring the possibility of a green prescribing arm to the region's back to work programme aimed at supporting people claiming sickness benefit with their return to work. We gave a presentation outlining the nature and scope of green prescribing including the work of BTCV and the ways in which it might relate to the City region's programme. We discussed the areas of overall and options for future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Simon Ogden Head of City Regeneration Sheffield City Council (9th August 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Informing Simon about IWUN and Shmapped. Requesting support with Shmapped promotion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with representatives from Sheffield City Council and Voluntary Action Sheffield to progress IWUN impact agenda (31st July 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scoping out potential for future collaboration. Present were: Anna Jorgensen, Bluebell Smith, Ian Turner, Karen Lewis, Lisa Firth and Stuart Turner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust re Green Prescribing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting about how to take the Green Prescribing Agenda forward and planning for event in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meetings with CERT Community Enhanced Recovery Team, Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust. CERT is designed as an intensive rehabilitation and recovery team to deliver bespoke packages of care to people in their own homes as an alternative to hospital admission. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 meetings were set up with CERT, in December 2017 and February 2018 to share IWUN project information around the project's aims and around recruitment of CERT clients for arts based mental health workshops in late spring / early summer 2018. Discussions about the novelty of research and of nature-based interventions with CERT clients ensued. CERT put the IWUN work package 2 team in touch with another branch of community recovery teams in Sheffield in order to open out the research and findings across the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description NERC's Into The Blue showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Aisling Cooling, Project Manager participates in the NERC Into The Blue showcase in Manchester in October 2016. The event in Manchester was part of a series of events in the Northwest which celebrated the environmental science we live and breathe. Aisling represented the IWUN project on the Valuing Nature stand and talked to the General public, school children and practitioners about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/blue/
 
Description Nature Connection Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on nature connection research at Defra organised by Natural England that referred to IWUN project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nature Connections Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation offered the initial findings in my PhD research exploring the impact of 7 day interventions for 18-24 year olds. From attending and presenting at this conference there was good discussion with a range of academic and third sector professionals on the role of research and evidence within this area. Building on previous meetings there has been discussion of future possible research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper presented at the Panacea Green Infrastructure? Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive and Livable Metropolitan Regions in Europe conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented a paper on the IWUN project which provided an introduction to the project, with focus on the participatory nature of stakeholder engagement which is an important part of the project. This led to discussions on shared experiences of stakeholder engagement by professionals attending the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ils-forschung.de/index.php?lang=de&s=2017_02-panacea-green-infrastructure
 
Description Participation in Naturally Healthy - Approaches to assessing the cost effectiveness of addressing public health priorities through improved access to the natural outdoors (2 March 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgensen participated in this one day event. Participation included disseminating the IWUN project to Natural England's Outdoors for All Research Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://valuing-nature.net/naturally-healthy
 
Description Participation in Transforming Mental Health and Dementia Provision with the Natural Environment Conference (10 November 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgensen attended the conference, which included participating in workshops and sharing information about the IWUN project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://networks.sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/networks/psych-susnet/transforming-mental-health-and-de...
 
Description Participation in Valuing Nature Business Interest Group Meeting (25 January 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgenson presented the IWUN project to the Valuing Nature Business interest Group and received informal feedback from the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://valuing-nature.net/business-interest-group
 
Description Poster at the Urban Green Infrastructure symposium (8th December, 2016: Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presented at the Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) symposium for early and mid-career researchers held on the 8th December, 2016 at the University of Sheffield. It introduced the IWUN project and gave an opportunity for attendees to learn about the project and discuss their favourite green spaces. A range of people viewed the poster including lecturers and students from within the university who had not previously heard of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Association of Social Anthropology conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of IWUN research in a panel under the heading of 'whose green?', examining the funding and neglect of urban green spaces in a climate of austerity and asking how inclusive such spaces might become in future. Likely to follow up with a contribution to the Allegra Lab project (http://allegralaboratory.net) for engagement beyond the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://nomadit.co.uk/asa/asa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6884
 
Description Presentation at Healthy City Design conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 150 people attended a talk at the Healthy City Design conference, presenting emerging IWUN findings and highlighting the context of urban austerity. Potential further engagements and links were discussed with participants from the UK Green Building Council and the Academy of Urbanism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://healthycitydesign2018.salus.global/conference-programme/healthy-city-design-2018/2018-10-16
 
Description Presentation at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (13th September 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation about IWUN to the Landscape Architecture programme and others at the University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at RBGE-HWU symposium March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I co-organised a symposium between Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh staff and researchers as well as Heriot-Watt University colleagues, which was intended to showcase shared research interests and facilitate collaboration. I also presented a talk entitled "Valuing nature and quiet spaces across the ages and cultures". It was attended by about 20 people and facilitated discussions during the breaks and discussion time. A potential joint research post between the two organisations is being discussed. In addition a number of potential future research collaborations have evolved from the symposium and involvement in MSc teaching by RBGE for Heriot-Watt University was also discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Conference London, August/Sept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for international academic conference within a health geographies stream. Title: 'Watching and befriending the horse chestnut tree has made the most difference'. Presentation of early analysis of qualitative interviews with Sheffield residents affected by illness or disability and who fall into a category of 'low users' of natural environments. RGS/IBG International conference draws over 1800 international delegates each year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Annual+Internation...
 
Description Presentation at Royal Geographical Society conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the conference session organised by IWUN at RGS-IBG 2018, we presented research on decision-making and 'logics of inaction' under the heading 'Mind the Gap: does what we know about greenspace and wellbeing change what we do?' The presentation opened up a wide-ranging discussion on policy and funding for urban green spaces in different parts of the world, including Nicaragua, Brazil and Singapore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2018/315
 
Description Presentation at Tree for life- life for tree conference held by the Czech Landscape and Garden Society in Prague (21st August 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Giving a presentation about IWUN and findings to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia (18th September 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation about IWUN and findings to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Yorkshire & Humber spatial planning and health network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to present IWUN findings and implications for practice to members of the Yorkshire & Humber spatial planning and health network, convened by Public Health England at a regional level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires (14th September 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation about IWUN and findings to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Future of Public Parks Conference (13 July 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Jorgensen gave a presentation entitled 'How the value of parks in terms of their contribution to cost-effective health and social care can best be acknowledged, supported and developed?' Authors: Jamie Anderson, Nicola Dempsey, John Henneberry, Anna Jorgensen, Phil Shackley. This is a significant event attracting the main actors in the debate/activities surrounding the future funding and management of urban green spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Sheffield Hen Harrier Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The value of nature and green spaces was presented by Ross Cameron. Within the context of a specific bird conservation agenda, Ross discussed why natural spaces were important to people and what benefits (to humans) accrued from engagement with nature. He discussed how passion over iconic species could help drive new policies relating to wider ecosystem service delivery, and in particular those relating to human health & well-being. The talk provided another forum for IWUN and Shmapped. Local Media coverage (e.g. BBC North) about the management of upland areas and access for people. Data discussed implies further empowerment to conservation bodies within the 3rd sector, in that what is often 'good' for species conservation is also often 'good' for human health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Wild at Heart 'Natural Health' public event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was aimed at the SWT Wild at Heart project volunteers and members of the general public. I presented an overview of the IWUN project which led to very interesting and in-depth discussion about the findings so far and the scope of future project activity. Some people were later contacted as part of IWUN's Work Package 4 stakeholder engagement activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference- University of Kent at Canterbury (19 & 20 July 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgenson gave a presentation at the Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference- University of Kent at Canterbury. The conference was designed to highlight opportunities and approaches for public and stakeholder engagement in valuations of the Natural Environment. There was a mixed audience of academics and other sectors. Main IWUN outcome: to disseminate information about the project to this mixed audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://valuing-nature.net/valpart
 
Description Presentation at x-LArch conference, Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I attended an international landscape architecture on behalf of IWUN at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, from 7-9 June. More than 100 attendees heard a presentation in the final session on Health, Wellbeing and the Politics of Park Funding. I was subsequently asked to provide a written contribution to an international design journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
URL http://x-larch.at
 
Description Presentation for Valuing Nature Conference Cardiff 13th/14th November 2019 - Experiences of urban nature in the context of mental health difficulty - nature doesn't judge you. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation focussing on a) findings of Work Package 2 Cultures and Values - foregrounding'the value' and 'values' of urban nature for a group of people with mental health difficulties living in one of UK's northern cities and b) the value of qualitative, arts and narrative based enquiry for decision making in greenspace, planning and health care sectors. Sharing practices of enquiry and findings with audiences of artists, practitioners and researchers who work in field of nature and the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://valuing-nature.net/ValNat18/outputs
 
Description Presentation given at GEOMED 2017 (7-9th September, 2017: Porto, Portugal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given at GEOMED 2017, entitled: "Is more always better? Exploring indicators of quality of green space in relation to self-reported general health". GEOMED 2017 was the 10th international, interdisciplinary conference on spatial statistics, geographical epidemiology and geographical aspects of public health. There were over 220 delegates from 26 countries spanning 6 continents of the globe. In total there were over 90 presentations and over 90 posters. Abstracts were published on the web for wide and open dissemination - http://www.i3s.up.pt/geomed2017/Geomed%202017_BOOK.pdf Excellent opportunities for networking and exchanging contacts as well as dissemination of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.i3s.up.pt/geomed2017/index.html
 
Description Presentation given at RGS/IBG International conference. Cardiff 28th Aug-31st Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given as part of a double-panel session on Urban Nature: 'It's like sticking my head in a clear green pool. Exploring what urban nature means in the context of mental ill-health' This double session, convened by 2 IWUN academic researchers Julian Dobson and Nicola Dempsey, focussed on the worth of nature. The presentation foregrounded the value of arts and narrative based methods for understanding complex relationships between wellbeing and urban nature; findings were presented which illustrated what elments of urban nature might be important for positive mental health and what aspects of wellbeing are affected by urban nature. Organisation of pre-panel meetings and the session's lively discussion sparked questions around the importance not just of nature but of overall 'place' in contributing to people's sense of wellbeing and to urban dwellers' mental health. Academics requested further information about the project after the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/
 
Description Presentation given at RGS/IBG International conference. Cardiff 28th Aug-31st Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk and visual presentation entitled: 'Chaperoned by robins and kept safe by the moon. Living and non-living elements of 'nature' as 'forces' for positive mental health'. Presented as part of Vitalist Geographies stream of presentations. Attended by international academics and postgraduates working in medical and health geographies, this talk explained the part of the IWUN WP research in which people with lived experience of mental health difficulty were invited to explore, through regular arts and narrative based workshops, their understandings and experiences of urban nature. The research aims and methods were shared. Using the theme of vitalism or life's vital force or energy, findings were shared that illustrated the value of nature to participants. Themes discussed were: the value of living/non living agents of urban nature; enchantment of nature (in terms of sense, stories and 'signs'); the presence of life force in the narratives of participants with mental health difficulties. Around 45 attendees shared papers in this field of work; 2 high profile medical geography professors attended and the session chairs plan for academic publication around this theme. New to the audience were subjects of mental health and urban nature; of 'enchantment' as a way of understanding both mental health and nature experience; questions were asked around the research process and methods .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/
 
Description Presentation given at RGS/IBG International conference. Cardiff 28th Aug-31st Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Academics attended a youth geographies session to hear the presentation titled: 'Young people introducing us to landscapes of 'nature' and the outdoors'. The talk drew on interviews with 16-25 people that took place as part of IWUN WP2, highlighting the need to begin with young people's experiences of nature as a starting point for developing theory about young people's nature connection and as a challenge to popular beliefs that young people are disconnected to nature. This session included practitioners who work with youth groups outdoors. in particular, the talk raised questions and comment from practitioners during and after the event. Session organisers invited interest in follow up papers in academic journal special issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/
 
Description Presentation given at Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017 (18-19th October, 2017: Edinburgh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to the Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017 held on the 18-19th October, 2017 in Edinburgh. The presentation was entitled "Exploring indicators of greenspace 'quality' in relation to self-reported general health". 200 delegates bringing together people from diverse research areas and from business, policy and practice. Excellent opportunities for networking and exchanging contacts as well as dissemination of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://valuing-nature.net/valnat17
 
Description Presentation given at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Early Career Researcher symposium (12th May, 2017: Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given to the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Early Career Researcher symposium held on the 12th May, 2017 at the University of Sheffield. The presentation was entitled 'Ensuring healthy lives and well-being: the role of Sheffield's green space'. The symposium was the first event by the new forum to support the University of Sheffield's community of early career researchers (ECRs), postdoctoral researchers and fellows working in sustainability. Excellent opportunities for networking and exchanging contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://grantham.sheffield.ac.uk/research/ecr/
 
Description Presentation given at the Urban Green Infrastructure symposium (8th December, 2016: Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation given to the Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) symposium for early and mid-career researchers held on the 8th December, 2016 at the University of Sheffield. The presentation was entitled 'Using GIS and spatial analysis to investigate the health and well-being benefits from urban green space' and was given to the UGI which consists of 45 members spread over 13 departments across 4 faculties at the University. Presentation included questions from the audience. During the event, numerous opportunities were provided to spark discussion and aid networking between members of the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation of IWUN project to Sheffield Green Spaces Forum group, November 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact SGSF is the umbrella organisation for the Friends of parks groups for the city of Sheffield. I presented the IWUN project to the SGSF group given the focus of IWUN on Sheffield and the group's potential contribution as stakeholders to the project. It went down very well with the group and we have since been in contact about health and wellbeing interventions that groups have instigated in their own parks and green spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on IWUN WP3 Strategic Research Network Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Request for more information on green prescription from Public Health England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was prepared to inform local and national media about the launch of the Shmapped app. The press release included information about the app and the project and included information on how people can get involved and participate in the project. The press release sparked interest in the project and resulted in articles being published in Horticulture Week and the Yorkshire Post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hortweek.com/academics-use-app-track-response-green-space/landscape/article/1442451
 
Description Public Engagement Event - Labyrinths of Sheffield for Festival of the Mind 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A collaboration of academics, artists and community organisations ran a 3 day long interactive event using built labyrinths across 3 sites of the city of Sheffield. A tree labyrinth, and two hazel-stake and ribbon labyrinths were co-constructed with community members, artists and academics then left as temporary walkable installations for 3 days during September 2019. A day of labyrinth building and another day of arts-based labyrinth decoration involved users of 3 Sheffield charities. This was part of a larger Sheffield wide event 'Festival of the Mind' which involves collaboration between Sheffield academics and creative and cultural industries. The labyrinths event drew heavily on IWUN's arts based research methods and the project Work Package 2 findings regarding the value of: slow, purposeful walking thorugh parks, of animated green spaces and the value of trees for city residents. 12 collaborators were involved and a public talk to an audience of 55 was given in the city centre on 25th September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk/stories/peter-shaw-sheffield-flourish-labyrinth-session/
 
Description Public Engagement Event - Labyrinths of Sheffield for Festival of the Mind 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A collaboration of academics, artists and community organisations ran a 3 day long interactive event using built labyrinths across 3 sites of the city of Sheffield. A tree labyrinth, and two hazel-stake and ribbon labyrinths were co-constructed with community members, artists and academics then left as temporary walkable installations for 3 days during September 2019. A day of labyrinth building and another day of arts-based labyrinth decoration involved users of 3 Sheffield charities. This was part of a larger Sheffield wide event 'Festival of the Mind' which involves collaboration between Sheffield academics and creative and cultural industries. The labyrinths event drew heavily on IWUN's arts based research methods and the project Work Package 2 findings regarding the value of: slow, purposeful walking thorugh parks, of animated green spaces and the value of trees for city residents. 12 collaborators were involved and a public talk to an audience of 55 was given in the city centre on 25th September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sheffieldflourish.co.uk/stories/peter-shaw-sheffield-flourish-labyrinth-session/
 
Description Public Health Leadership Team Meeting talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attend the Public Health Leadership Team meeting Sheffield to give an overview of the IWUN project, methodology, aims and expected outcomes. Gave a more detailed account of my personal research and the influence my PhD findings could have on social prescribing within Sheffield. Answered questions around the cost utility analysis and provided leaflets for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Published on The Conversation: How the neoliberal obsession with valuing nature changes our understanding of it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over the last decade, an industry has developed that values different aspects of nature in different ways. Its growth has been underpinned by the argument that, in a neoliberal world where the market is the dominant mechanism for distributing scarce resources, those assets that cannot be priced and traded are either undervalued or overlooked. Putting a price on nature allows it to be included in the market calculus and, thereby, to be noticed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/how-the-neoliberal-obsession-with-valuing-nature-changes-our-understandin...
 
Description RGS/IBG International conference. Cardiff 28th Aug-31st Sept 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of Desire Lines, Dawdles and Drifts: Talking together as research session - I presented an overview on the use of walking within my research titled App v Walk: Creating a Nature Connection. After the presentation I took part in a panel discussion on the use of walking in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Red Cross and Wildlife Trust collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Met with Red Cross and Wildlife trust to feedback and discuss their collaboration based on the #refugeeswelcome in parks initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Geographical Society Conference Keynote: Connecting landscapes in the natural environment/health & wellbeing crossover 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at RGS conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rgs.org/about/
 
Description Seminar presented to Childhood and Youth Researchers: Improving Urban Wellbeing through Nature, a Qualitative Study of Cultures and Values 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12 Researchers and professional practitioners, working in the field of childhood and youth, attended a half day seminar. The talk about the IWUN project was interesting to the audience who usually (ideologically and methodologically) consider young people in isolation, rather than alongside adults of different ages. The group discussed the methods of the study with especial interest around a novel use of an information video for participants and in ethics associated with working with young people alongside adults, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) participants and those living in area of multiple deprivation. Requests were made around the potential for delivery of methods workshops/training for postgraduates, drawing on my experience as an IWUN WP2 researcher. This group of childhood and youth researchers regularly provides training for local, national and international postgraduates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://bit.ly/feelgoodsheff
 
Description Seminar: Can a dose of nature become a standard prescription for a mental health problem? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar on 'Can a dose of nature become a standard prescription for a mental health problem?' took place at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Invited speaker, Dr Dan Bloomfield, University of Exeter, talked about a project he has been running in the south west of England called A Dose of Nature. It's aim has been to expand nature-on-referral service, from general practice and mental health services. Numerous challenges have been faced, including: finding a common language between quite different sectors (health, environment); building up trust; meeting demand; and generating the kind of supporting evidence to progress. The talk will looked at the challenges and the solutions, and reported on the next stage in the work to make a nature-based intervention for depression and anxiety a mainstream prescription.

The event was well attended with over 80 participants from the University of Sheffield, local healthcare practitioners, third sector, local government, students and general public attending. Following the seminar there was an increase in twitter followers and requests to join the IWUN mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-can-a-dose-of-nature-become-a-standard-prescription-for-a-mental-health-probl...
 
Description Seminar: How much green space is enough? Good Enough vs Best Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar on 'How much green space is enough? Good Enough vs Best Practice' took place at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 7th March 2017. Invites speaker, Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh talked about policy-makers' renewed interest in environmental design and its potential to help address current health crises that are issues not just for the developed and westernised world but, increasingly, for countries across the globe: cardio-vascular disease, rising levels of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, mental illness, etc.

The event was well attended with over 60 participants from the University of Sheffield, local healthcare practitioners, third sector, local government, students and general public attending.

Following the seminar there was an increase in twitter followers and requests to join the IWUN mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-how-much-green-space-is-enough-good-enough-vs-best-practice/?preview_id=286&p...
 
Description Seminar: Humans in a green city: who notices, who connects, who feels a health benefit? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jo Birch and Dr Clare Rishbeth gave a talk on the findings to date from their work in work package 2: Cultures and values of nature and health & well-being: reflecting a diverse society. The talk took place at the University of Sheffield and was well attended with 70 people signing up for the seminar. As one of four research strands within the project, the approach in WP2 is a qualitative focus on cultures and values of urban nature and wellbeing. The work in this WP uses story-based research that is viewed as increasingly beneficial: not only in exploring detail and nuances of the health benefit of urban nature but also in growing empathy and understanding for those who involved in environments health and social care. The data generated from this research strand comes from story-based interviews and arts workshops with Sheffield residents from diverse backgrounds (especially differentiated by age, gender, culture and ethnicity, residential location and mental health histories) to explore nature and wellbeing relationships. Jo and Clare discussed their findings to date and reported that they are are finding that people who live in cities are clearly using not only spaces but experiences of nature to help their sense of mental wellbeing. These stories reveal important messages for policy making decisions and practice to be carried out in a cross-sector approach among those involved in a city's infrastructure: health, social care environment, planning, education as well as charitable organisations. Following the talk there was a QA session with some very interesting questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/humans-in-a-green-city-who-notices-who-connects-who-feels-a-health-benefit/
 
Description Seminar: Microbiome and its relationship with Human Health and the public health implications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Skelly, Head of Programmes (Research and Intelligence) at Public Health Dorset gave a talk about the Healthy Urban Microbiome Initiative which currently involves participants from Australia, the UK, India and China. In his talk, Chris discussed the Healthy Urban Microbiome Initiative and his work in health services planning, population health monitoring, animal and plant biosecurity, oil and gas exploration, and environmental impacts assessment. The talk was well attended with over 90 people signing up to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/health-in-place-seminar-series-2018-19/
 
Description Seminar: The relationship between urban green spaces and general health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paul Brindley (IWIN, University of Sheffield), gave a talk titled 'The relationship between urban green spaces and general health' on Tuesday 12th June 2018 as part of the Health in Place Seminar Series. The talk was well attended with 91 people signed up to attend. In his talk, Paul presented some of the findings from the IWUN project - workpackage 1. As one of the four work packages within the project, the research approach is a quantitative, place-based analysis of population-level linkages between urban greenspace, deprivation and general health. Paul discussed the health data drawn from the general health question within the 2011 UK Census of Population, which is a self-assessment of a person's state of health.

In his presentation Paul explored the health benefits associated with (1) domestic gardens; (2) landscape metrics (3) trees and areas of woodland; and (4) the differing 'quality' of publicly accessible urban greenspace. Paul also gave an overview of innovative techniques used to explore the potential of quality measures extracted from social media (including Twitter and Flickr data).

There was a Q&A session after the presentation with some interesting questions and discusion points.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-the-relationship-between-urban-greenspace-and-general-health/
 
Description Seminar: Transforming systems and engaging people to maximise health benefit from the natural environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar "Transforming systems and engaging people to maximise health benefit from the natural environment" was held at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 7th Febraury 2017. Invited speaker, Rachel Stancliffe, Director of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare talked about how do we can achieve better health from the natural environment sustainably and on a large scale with budgets, professional and other silos seemingly preventing this from happening. The event was well attended with over 40 participants from the University of Sheffield, local healthcare practitioners, third sector, local government, students and general public attending.

Following the seminar there was an increase in twitter followers and requests to join the IWUN mailing list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-transforming-systems-and-engaging-people-to-maximise-health-benefit-from-the-...
 
Description Seminar: Anatomy of a Healthy City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Greg Fell, Director of public health, Sheffield City Council, gave a talk on Anatomy of a Healthy City, as part of the IWUN Health in Place Seminar series.

In the talk Greg discussed responsibility for Public Health transferred from the NHS to local government in 2013 and in reality responsibility for public health has rested with local government for over a century. Sheffield City Council has a stated aim of being a "public health organisation", and clearly has significant responsibility for the well being of citizens, Greg discussed this as one of the central challenges for any modern city. The talk set out how this challenge is being approached in Sheffield, what does the anatomy of a healthy city look like in practice. The talk addressed the roles of a range of stakeholders, the challenges and opportunities and some insights into how this is being taken forward in Sheffield.

The event was very well attended, reaching full capacity of the venue (85), plus people on a waiting list. A video and slides from the seminar is available on the IWUN project website, this has been viewed 341 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-anatomy-of-a-healthy-city/
 
Description Seminar: Happy Cities:The Relationship Between Urban Greenspace Characteristics and Mental Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vikki Houlden, University of Warwick gave a talk on Happy Cities:The Relationship Between Urban Greenspace Characteristics and Mental Wellbeing as part of the Health in Place seminar series. The talk took place at the ICOSS Conference Centre, the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 15 January 2019. In her talk, Vikki discussed the different characterisations of greenspace and how and why these may be important for multidimensional mental wellbeing, as well as findings for the inclusion of these types of greenspaces within London.

The talk was well attended with 86 people signing up to attend the talk. There were some interesting questions and discussions following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-happy-citiesthe-relationship-between-urban-greenspace-characteristics-and-men...
 
Description Seminar: Is the evidence of links between natural environments and health informing policy and practice? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Becca Lovell, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter discussed the evidence of links between natural environments and health informing policy and practice and examined if and how the evidence of positive linkages between natural environments and health are reflected policy and practice at a range of scales, from the international through to the local. Becca discussed the key frameworks and approaches which have been used to integrate the evidence into decision making and asked how we might go about creating the contexts in which we can achieve improved health through use of the natural environment in the future.

The seminar took place in Sheffield on 11th July 2017 and was well attended with 86 people signing up to attend the seminar. The video and slides are available to view/download on the IWUN project website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-is-the-evidence-of-links-between-natural-environments-and-health-informing-po...
 
Description Seminar: Measuring the health of planning policies for green infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the second of this series of seminars, Prof Alister Scott, Northumbria University, gave a talk 'Measuring the health of planning policies for green infrastructure'. The talk took place at The Diamond, University of Sheffield on Tuesday 11th December 2018. In his talk, Prof Scott introduced the design, application and potential of a hybrid tool associated with developing standards for green infrastructure policy with a remit to help planners think more critically about how well their statutory and non-statutory plans address green infrastructure considerations. The talk was well attended with over 100 people signing up to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-measuring-the-health-of-planning-policies-for-green-infrastructure/
 
Description Seminar: Putting a price on urban nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over the last decade there has developed an industry that values different aspects of nature in different ways. Its growth has been underpinned by the argument that, in a neo-liberal world where the market is the dominant mechanism for distributing scarce resources, those assets that cannot be priced and traded are either undervalued or overlooked. Putting a price on nature allows it to be included in the market calculus and, thereby, to be noticed. Moreover, the discipline involved in such an economic practice contributes to more rational - and better - decisions involving nature. This view is reinforced by a culture that puts much trust in numbers. What can be counted generally counts, especially when quanta are expressed in monetary units.

The seminar will consider methods used to value nature and the degree to which they enhance the objectivity and rigour of related decisions. Using illustrative examples, the application of cost benefit analysis to investment in natural assets, the valuation of ecosystem services, and natural capital accounting will be examined. The practical, technical, conceptual and philosophical challenges involved in their use will be explored. How is nature qualified and quantified, and then subjected to calculation and valuation by these techniques? And how might these practices affect nature and our perception of it?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-putting-a-price-on-nature/
 
Description Seminar: Qualitative study of families with 0-3s use of green spaces in a multi-cultural, urban area 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anna Cronin de Chavez from the Born in Bradford project presented the findings of a study to explore the use of green spaces of 0-3 year olds alongside practical, physical, social, cultural and economic barriers and enablers of giving young children access to green spaces. Anna gave an overview of 21 in-depth interviews with parents of 0-3 year olds and one focus group were conducted in a multi-ethnic, urban area in the North of England between December 2016 and April 2017. The seminar was well-attended by over 60 people from a range of bakgrounds including academia, local authority, NHS and voluntary sector. There was an interesting Q&A session following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-qualitative-study-of-families-with-0-3s-use-of-green-spaces-in-a-multi-cultur...
 
Description Seminar: Spatial Planning for Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Carl Petrokofsky, Public Health England gave a talk titled 'Spatial Planning for Health' on Tuesday 13th February 2018 as part of the Health in Place Seminar Series. The talk was well attended with 87 people signed up to attend. In his talk, Carl discussed the fact that the built and natural environment are recognised as major determinants of health and wellbeing across the life course and can determine the establishment of social networks, the location and quality of housing, and human exposure to air and noise pollution. In his presentation, Carl highlighted that some of the UK's most pressing health challenges - such as obesity, mental health issues, physical inactivity and the needs of an ageing population - can all be influenced by the quality of our built and natural environment. Her referred to the Healthy People, Healthy Places programme which was established by Public Health England established in 2013 to help it promote an approach within the organisation, with national government and national agencies, and with local authorities that support them to recognise and address the role which the built and natural environment can play in improving health and reducing health inequalities. The talk was well received and there were some good discussions and an Q&A session following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-spatial-planning-for-health/
 
Description Seminar: Using valuation practices to learn about health and wellbeing in cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kelly Watson, University of Manchesster, gave a talk titled 'Using valuation practices to learn about health and wellbeing in cities' on Tuesday 8th May 2018 as part of the Health in Place Seminar Series. The talk was well attended with 75 people signed up to attend. In her talk, Kelly discussed tthe application of valuation practices to the urban built environment in order to drive learning about health and wellbeing in cities. The presentation drew on recent academic research at the Manchester Urban Institute to understand the impact of the Living Campus plan on the University campus environment. The seminar was well received and there were some good discussions and an Q&A session following the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-using-valuation-practices-to-learn-about-health-and-wellbeing-in-cities/
 
Description Sheffield Stakeholder Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was held in Sheffield on 12th October 2016 to launch the project and engage with stakeholders. The event was well attended by a range of people from the local authority, community organisations and NHS. A series of talks from an invited keynote speaker and members of the project team outlined the project to attendees. Workshops gave attendees a chance to ask questions and share their ideas. The programme was as follows:

1. Introduction (Dr Anna Jorgensen)
2. WP1: A place-based analysis of population-level linkages between natural environments, health inequality, deprivation and green space usage (Dr Paul Brindley)
3. WP2: Cultures of green space use and non-use (Dr Clare Rishbeth)
4. WP3: The Noticing Nature smartphone app: what kinds of nature are good for health and wellbeing? (Dr Miles Richardson)
5. WP4: Green health interventions: changing policy and practice? (Dr Nicola Dempsey)
6. Green health interventions: changing policy and practice? (Craig Lister)

Participants also completed a 'Green Health' survey to give feedback and opinions on Green Health in Sheffield and also indicated how they wanted to engage with the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iwun.uk
 
Description Shmapped Facebook account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Shmapped facebook page launched in July 2017. The page has been used to promote Shmapped and engages with study participants. The facebook page currently has 138 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/shmapped/
 
Description Shmapped Stakeholder Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Shmapped Stakeholder event took place at the Showroom Cinema on Tuesday 20th July 2017. The aim of the event was to introduce the Shmapped app to IWUN Stakeholder so that they would be confident in promoting it to their clients/service users. The event included a brief introduction and demo from Dr Kirsten McEwan who has been working on the development of the app along with the developers, Furthermore. The app developers also presented the functionality of the app, and some initial tracking results and Eleanor Comley, IWUN Engagement Officer talked about some of the planned activities and events where Shmapped will be represented over the summer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/shmapped/
 
Description Shmapped Twitter account 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The twitter account launched in June 2017 ahead of the official Shmapped launch. The twitter account has been used to promote the app and has been one of the main sources of participants finding our about the study. Shmapped currently has 553 followers on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://twitter.com/Shmapped_IWUN
 
Description Short talk at Landscape, Gardens and Health Network Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a short ten minute talk on the IWUN project, it's aims, methods and expected outcomes. I shared some literature recommendations surrounding the background of the project and details of where further information on the project could be found. At the end of the talk I responded to questions and networked with relevant people from other universities, charities and businesses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lghn.org.uk/conference.html
 
Description Stakeholder Engagement: Building a strategy for green prescribing in Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IWUN and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust held a joint event 'Building a strategy for green prescribing in Sheffield' back in March 2018. The event was highly successful and was well attended, with over 100 participants attending the event at St Mary's church and conference centre in Sheffield. There was a definite buzz in the room as participants from the voluntary sector, public sector, academia and health professionals came together to discuss green prescribing in Sheffield.

During the half day event, we heard from Clare Olver from the Mersey forest who talked about The Natural Health Service and Mary Colvin from NHS Tayside and Rebecca Wade from Abertay University spoke about Local Green Health Partnerships, the Dundee Experience. We also celebrated the Wild at Heart project, a very successful and worthwhile project led by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

We also had a 'market place' on the day, where organisations offering 'green care' initiatives had the opportunity to showcase their work. This provided a fantastic opportunity for networking and finding out about the exciting range of green care initiatives in Sheffield.

During the workshops, participants had the opportunity to discuss Green prescribing and explore the current and potential green care options in Sheffield. There was a lot of enthusiasm, discussion and ideas discussed on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://iwun.uk/building-a-strategy-for-green-prescribing-in-sheffield/
 
Description Stakeholder meeting with Kelham Island Community Alliance (KICA) members 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This meeting was to engage KICA members in the IWUN project. This was a very successful meeting which has led to other engagement activities which are under development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TCPA conference: Improving well-being through urban nature (IWUN): What we know so far 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of project findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.tcpa.org.uk
 
Description Talk about the IWUN project to the The Outdoor City Joint Venture group, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I presented the IWUN project to the The Outdoor City Joint Venture, a group of professionals, industry leaders, council representatives and other Sheffield city region level representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Nature Based Solutions Conference Buenos Aires 6 September 2018: Improving well-being through urban nature (IWUN): what we know so far 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to audience of 300+ at conference in Buenos Aires.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk delivered at the 'A Better Sheffield: The outdoor city" event, October 2016, Workstation's Creative Lounge, Sheffield, organised by CIQ Agency, Workstation, Now Then magazine and research company Urban Pollinators 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was the second of three events designed to explore and celebrate a new wave of DIY culture in and around Sheffield. The event I talked at was about "The outdoor city". A number of professional practitioners attended, including a representative from the city's Clinical Commissioning Group who requested more information and communication with IWUN. I was also able to interview an attendee at this event for another piece of work I was invited to do about a specific green space in Sheffield as a direct result of this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/outdoor-city
 
Description Talk: Imagining the healthy city in Britain, 1700 to 1900 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speaker, Dr Clare Hickman, University of Chester talked about the various ways designed green spaces have been considered essential for improving the wellbeing of city populations. The talk took place at the University of Sheffield on 10th January 2017 as part of the 'Health in Place' seminar series.
The aim of this seminar series is to move the agenda on to consider how we might adopt a more structural, systemic and landscape approach to utilising the health and well-being benefits of natural environments at a city wide level. The talk was well attended by academics, third sector organisation, local authority and NHS staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iwun.uk
 
Description Talk: Wild at Heart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker, Dr Sarah Barnes, University of Sheffield talked about findings from a mixed method evaluation of 'Wild at Heart' and outlined some of the methodological challenges involved in evaluating this type of complex intervention.

The talk took place at the University of Sheffield on 29th November 2017 as part of the 'Health in Place' seminar series. The aim of this seminar series is to move the agenda on to consider how we might adopt a more structural, systemic and landscape approach to utilising the health and well-being benefits of natural environments at a city wide level. The talk was well attended by academics, third sector organisations, local authority and NHS staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iwun.uk
 
Description The value of gardens and gardenings to urban ecosystem services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ross Cameron was interviewed by BBC's Gardeners World programme about the value of gardens and gardening with respect to ecosystem services. This includes aspects on air pollution mitigation, energy conservation and human health. Ross demonstrated how different plants affected the service levels delivered and how certain landscape types may be better for human health than others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Valuation in Practice Conference 4 Dec 2018 in London - Developing consistent approaches - and a roadmap to get there 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event brought together around 70 valuation experts, practitioners and researchers from the public, private and third sectors that are working on or applying economic valuation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://envpolconsulting.co.uk/page11.htm
 
Description Valuing Nature Annual Conference (18 October 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Anna Jorgensen attended the Valuing Nature Annual Conference and gave a presentation about the IWUN project. The event also included workshops and networking with with other attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://valuing-nature.net/event/valuing-nature-annual-conference
 
Description Valuing Nature Annual Conference 13-14 November 2018 In Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban nature has positive social, environmental and financial effects on people living in cities. This has resulted in the rapid growth of planning policies to promote the sustainable development and management of green and blue infrastructure in cities around the world. One strand of such policies are interventions in urban parks to increasing their use by local residents, especially to improve their health and wellbeing. This presentation shows an illustrative example: the construction of park cafes and toilets to attract more people to parks and to encourage them to spend more time there engaging with urban nature. The evaluation of the connections between nature-based interventions and their benefits to human health and wellbeing will support decision makers and stakeholders engaged in these types of initiative. An approach that integrates Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) with Ecosystem Services and Disservices (ES/EDS) was applied to provide a more appropriate, accurate and explicit perspective on valuing nature-based interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://valuing-nature.net/ValNat18/SessionD2
 
Description Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2016 - Manchester Town Hall

The conference was fully booked.

This conference provided a national forum for sharing knowledge and research about valuing nature, bringing together researchers and people who make decisions that affect nature in business, policy-making and in practice.

Are you interested in different approaches to valuing nature?
Are you researching new ways to understand nature's value and to communicate with different audiences?
Are you interested in research developments, policy and business drivers or the application of valuation information in practice?

The conference included presentations, interactive sessions, posters and networking opportunities.

Confirmed sessions included the following:

Valuing Nature - where have we come from & where are we going? Including new research and links to other major initiatives such as BESS. Rosie Hails, Charles Godfray, Michael Winter, Piran White

Demystifying Economic Valuation. Including an overview of the recent Valuing Nature paper and a demonstration of the ORVal Outdoor Recreation Valuation Tool. Ece Ozdemiroglu & Ian Bateman

Communicating Nature's Value. Exploring approaches in natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, learning from major national and international research programmes and networks. Jonathan Porter / Rob Fish

Natural Capital Protocol. Taster Training Session on putting the Protocol into practice. Ian Dickie

Valuing Nature Workshops Call. Opportunity to get your Valuing Nature workshop idea funded.

Valuing UK nature. Sharing knowledge about different approaches to valuing nature being applied in each of the four countries of the UK

Defra's 25 year plan for the Environment / the Natural Capital Committee - Julian Harlow
Other sessions on:

Brexit - implications for the management of the UK landscape
Urban Greenspace and Human Health & Wellbeing
UK Perspectives on Natural Capital Metrics
Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://valuing-nature.net/event/valuing-nature-annual-conference
 
Description Valuing Nature annual conference: paper on green prescribing for refugees and asylum seekers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Valuing Nature is a research programme bringing together research on the health benefits of contact with nature with organisations (private, public and 3rd sector) able to support change. This paper by Rishbeth addressed the health benefits for refugees of spending time in parks, and outlined some of the barriers to overcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://valuing-nature.net/valnat17