The Natural Health Services - Off The Record

In March 2018 we awarded Off The Record a portion of our Community Pot Fund to finance a micro project called The Natural Health Service.
A young boy sitting down hugging his knees


Off The Reocrd received funding from the Healthwatch Community Pot to pilot these nature based activities with young people. The aims of the projects were to improve young people's self-esteem, mental and physical health, social connections, and self-care strategies through offering opportunities to connect with nature in meaningful ways. The funding was used to pilot three micro projects, allowing Off The Record to try out different formats and styles of delivery of this work, and to consider how we might best continue to develop this area of our service in the future.

Key findings

  • Delivering in partnership with existing organisations meant sharing expertise.
  • There was a 100% return rate once someone had attended a session. This clearly demonstrated that relationships are key to building up this service.
  • Uptake was higher and more consistent when we delivered something as a sign up course


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