Course: An Introduction to Nature and Dementia

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Botley, Southampton
6th June 2019

www.hiwwt.org.uk Courses@hiwwt.org.uk 01489774400

Cost: £95

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife


Join Education and Engagement Manager Becky O’Melia for a hands on day which will provide you with an overview of the benefits of nature for health and wellbeing, as well as practical activities which you can take back to your setting.

The day will start with a short indoor session which will provide you with evidence based research on the benefits of nature for health and wellbeing, and dementia, as well as a discussion about solutions to some of the barriers you may encounter.

You’ll spend the rest of the day in Beechcroft House’s garden learning practical activities which you can try with your group or setting, based on Becky’s own experience. The day will also provide you with ideas for changes you can make to your own outside spaces.

Please come prepared to be outdoors and bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

Is this course for me?
This is designed for health professionals who work with people living with dementia, either within a care setting or in their own homes. It will provide you with an introduction to the research around nature and its benefits for nature, and some practical activities to try out.

When and where?

Thursday 6th June 9:30am-4:30pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

We will be meeting at reception of Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Hampshire SO32 2DP

Parking is available at Beechcroft House but is limited. Botley train station is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the location. Alternative off street parking is available on Botley Road B3035, 5 minutes’ walk from the location.

What do I need to bring?

  • Suitable, warm and dry clothing for the weather on the day
  • If it’s due to rain please bring waterproofs
  • Please bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided

Tutor

Becky O’Melia- Education and Engagement Manager

Becky O’Melia has 10 years of experience delivering outdoor environmental education activities to a range of audiences. In 2017 she set up the Nature Memories Cafe, a cafe and activity session designed to bring people living with dementia and their families together to engage with nature. She has a Masters in Behaviour Change from the University of Derby.


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