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25 April, 2024

In this webinar from 25th April 2024, we explored various methods of evidence synthesis across GroundsWell

20 April, 2024

Prof Ruth Hunter spoke at the "Connecting With/As Nature" event as part of Reach '24

7 December, 2023

In this webinar from 7th December 2023, we explored the role of environmental factors in maternal and child health.

29 November, 2023

Findings from our Future-proofing the Greenway work were launched in a workshop in East Belfast in October, and discussed in a webinar with additional speakers in November.

16 November, 2023

The GroundsWell Consortium came together 16-17th November in Edinburgh for two days of sharing, learning, and planning

23 November, 2023

Spotlight on Health & Climate Change: Urban green and blue spaces - featuring Prof Ruth Hunter

6 November, 2023

GroundsWell held a Healthy Parks event at The Florrie, Liverpool on Wednesday 1st November 2023 for the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

14 October, 2023

Dr Amanda Slevin has been awarded the prestigious RSBP Medal on behalf of the Climate Coalition Northern Ireland for their successful campaigning to deliver historic climate legislation in Northern Ireland

19 September, 2023

A webinar, with Mae Murray Foundation, on the importance of inclusion in green and blue spaces, guidance for developing an inclusive beach, and what we need to do next.

21 August, 2023

GroundsWell Belfast team members attend a family day in Groomsport Beach organised by Mae Murray Foundation

13 July, 2023

Dr Jack Benton from the University of Manchester presents MOHAWk: an observation tool for measuring physical activity and other wellbeing behaviours in urban spaces. 

27 June, 2023

Practitioners working to address greening, health, and inequalities in Belfast have completed training with GroundsWell and Belfast Healthy Cities

19 June, 2023

In its seventh year, Clean Air Day fell on Thursday 15th June 2023.

15 June, 2023

On 14th- 15th June, Belfast Healthy Cities led a delegation from Belfast to Cork to learn about work being led by Cork Healthy Cities and Green Spaces for Health to address health inequalities, well-being and the environment.

21 April, 2023

Women in Cities Belfast is a new initiative being led by Callie Persic (Belfast City Council), Ruth Hunter, Agustina Martire (QUB Architecture), Nuala Flood and Laura Michael (QUB Planning)

1 March, 2023

GroundsWell partnered with EastSide Greenway and the Paul Hogarth Company to run a full-day workshop in East Belfast, to discuss with the public “How Can We Future Proof The Connswater Greenway?” in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis.

3 November, 2022

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science event, GroundsWell in Belfast ran a townhall meeting with the community in East Belfast on the climate crisis

17 October, 2022

The first Liverpool Hub meeting was held on Monday 17th October at The Brain Charity and had a lot of vibrant discussion between stakeholders, public advisors and members of our team

22 September, 2022

In September 2022, Prof Sarah Rodgers sat on a key note panel for a Quality of Urban Environments with Nature-Connectedness and Health (QUENCH) event

10 August, 2022

In August 2022, GroundsWell were part of the Greening the City Action Plan Workshop organised by Belfast Healthy Cities

27 June, 2022

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science event, GroundsWell in Edinburgh ran an interactive drop-in event about becoming a citizen scientist and exploring how urban green and blue spaces impact our health and wellbeing

Group photo of some of the GroundsWell team
7 June, 2022

In June, some of the consortium gathered in person for the first time in The MAC in Belfast, for two days of networking, planning and sharing work package updates.

2 June, 2023

The Mae Murray Foundation has launched the “ADAPT my Beach” guide, with support from GroundsWell colleagues in Queen’s University Belfast and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

11 May, 2022

Together with colleagues from project SPACE (Supportive Environments for Physical and Social Activity, Healthy Ageing & Cognitive Health), Niamh represented GroundsWell at the Centre for Public Health stall giving members of the public Body MOTs.


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