May 14, 2024 / The Broch, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Place, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

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NHS Lothian Charity: Green Health and Tonic Arts Network Event 2024

*This event is now closed.*

We were delighted to welcome members of our Green Health and Tonic Arts networks to our combined Network event, looking at how we use arts and greenspace to improve wellbeing in hospitals and health care settings across Lothian.

  • Date: 14 May 2024
  • Time: 12.30-4.30pm
  • Venue: The Broch, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Cost: Free

Attendees had the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops, working with other network members to share experiences and develop learning:

  • Natural connection: How we use nature to improve patient and staff wellbeing
  • Creative collections: An introduction to the Tonic Arts collection and how creative engagement can impact wellbeing
  • Telling impactful stories: Using film and other media in healthcare settings to tell impactful stories
  • Unlocking your potential: Using your interest in arts and greenspace to fulfil your personal and professional potential
  • Securing funding and resources: Making your ideas a reality and getting the money and resources to achieve them

Ian Mackenzie, Green Health Programme Manager at NHS Lothian Charity, shares his reflections and key takeaways from the day.

Green Health and Tonic Arts Joint Networking Event

Join our network

Our network events are a great way to:
– Meet other people who are passionate about greenspace in Lothian and share best practice and build your network.
– Get first-hand experience of the activities offered through our Green Health programme that help improve the wellbeing of both patients and staff.
– Support your personal and professional development through reflective practice and participatory learning.