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2018 celebrates the Year of Young People. Full details can be found here
Play on the Shortest Day
Full details on Play on the Shortest Day can be found here.
Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing 2019
Creating Healthier Towns and Cities
22nd January 2019, Saracen House, Glasgow
The health and wellbeing of a population is a key focus in any thriving nation. With this in mind, it is widely recognised that many of the underlying determinants of inequalities in health and well-being including, for example, our built environment, our communities as well as access to green space must be dealt with in a collaborative manner between government, communities and other organisations using all of the tools, data and technologies available.
There are a growing number and variety of organisations, including Scottish Government agencies, NDPBs, private companies and charities, working in this field and looking at a variety of issues and strategies. These issues include the association between health and access to green spaces and recreation, the benefits of play and the importance of active travel and how new strategies and technologies can encourage collaboration and connectedess to deliver measurable results and the role of funding, particularly within urban environments such as towns and cities, which is highlighted through funding programmes such as such as the next £8,000,000 funding round for SHN’s Green Infrastructure Fund.
This conference will examine the connections between health and wellbeing, technology, collaboration, place making and use of urban built landscape and open spaces. In addition, it will summarise the relationship between open space in relation to physical and mental health, and environmental, economic, social and cultural wellbeing, through expert analysis and evidence-based case studies and presents an ideal opportunity to engage with other thought leaders and policy makers as well as new potential clients and suppliers.
Engagement and the Creation of Healthy Communities and Places for All Ages
The Place Standard; Engagement and Empowerment – John Howie, Organisational Lead, Health Equity (Place), NHS Health Scotland
The Impact of placemaking on our everyday sense of wellbeing
Town Centres; creating social places for cross generational health – Jill Cronin, Strategy Manager, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
Older people and interaction with the natural environment
Children’s Play and Learning; the impact of place on relationships and social interactions – Marguerite Hunter-Blair, Play Scotland
Access to and Funding for Greenspace
Funding Urban Greenspace – Iain Rennick, Head of Structural Funds, Scottish Natural Heritage
Access to green space
Understanding Urban Greenspace – Margaret Fraser, Head of Regeneration, ng homes
Facilitating active travel
There are a limited number of discounted, early-bird delegate places available for this event at just £89. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so to ensure your place and engage with other thought leaders, policy makers and innovators along with potential partners, clients and suppliers we recommend booking your place early to avoid disappointment.
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Excellence & Attainment Through Outdoor Education, Edinburgh
Outdoor education can have a significant positive impact on the learning of children and young people. At this event, we will examine the potential of outdoor education to raise attainment, how to overcome barriers to provision and share good practice. Full detail can be found here
Thursday 21 February
Play Scotland Seminar – Can I Play Too?
This full day Seminar will cover the key areas of play for children and young people from Scotland’s Play Strategy: in the home; early learning and childcare; schools; communities and featuring topics such as inclusion, gender, mental health and where we can give a positive support for play in Scotland.
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Booking form Can I Play Too Seminar 21 February 2019
Play Scotland Annual General Meeting
It is free to attend our AGM. Should you wish to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org