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Green Gym


Belfast HSC Trust - Mater hospital site

Type: Report - practice
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

A project with an aim to help improve the mental and physical health of Psychiatric patients(acute,day and out-patients).
Green Gym(GG) is a proven approach to creating healthy people and healthy places(Bird, 1997). It has been, and is, a new and unique programme, and experience, for mental health patients in the North & West Belfast locality.
The GG initiative is delivered by Conservation Volunteers N.I. in conjunction with Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Health Promotion staff based at the Mater hospital. The programme is delivered on a weekly basis, utilising various settings in the local area. The participating client group include those with a severe and enduring mental illness.



Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Belfast HSC Trust - Mater hospital site. (2009) Green Gym [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 10th April 2020].


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