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Get moving from Screen to Green

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Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and by no coincidence a new local area app has launched which aims to give people a boost. The GreenSpace NG app aims to help boost the health and wellbeing of people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, by encouraging them to explore more green spaces in their community and beyond.

Green Space Mini Bus with 2 People standing in front of the bus.

The GreenSpace NG app was developed by Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) in collaboration with Doug Colton, a volunteer app developer, as part of Nottingham’s green social prescribing project, GreenSpace.

“Time spent in green spaces is proven to have a positive effect on our mental and physical wellbeing – even just a few minutes spent in nature can help to boost your mood, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and promote relaxation.”

Kate, Greenspace

The app is now available to download for FREE on your smartphone, search for GreenSpace NG App on the Google Play store or the Apple App store.


A video has been created which explains how to use the app, you can view it below, or by visiting the GreenSpace YouTube channel – GreenSpace NG App walkthrough

For more information about the project or the App itself please:

Visit: https://www.nottinghamcvs.co.uk/

Or contact: Kate Lisle, Active Travel NCVS Social Prescribing Community Development Coordinator, call 07564041535 or email Greenspace@nottinghamcvs.co.uk

Laura Armitage, NCVS Active Travel Social Prescribing Community Development Coordinator, call 07564041430 or email Greenspace@nottinghamcvs.co.uk