CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE OUTDOORS.
Welcome to Green Pathway.
At Green Pathway Outdoors, we believe in changing lives for the better.
Many people are at risk of, or are suffering from, social isolation, or long term ('chronic') health conditions such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, obesity and more.
We don't think this is the fault of individuals. Instead, we understand it is usually the result of peoples' environments letting them down. These environments can result in poor health, life satisfaction or life outcomes.
We work with people that are facing health inequalities, social hardship or economic hardship. This includes providing new supportive communities for participants in order to support desired health and lifestyle outcomes. A key part of building this trust and community is it helps to avoid or alleviate one of the largest risk factors of long-term health conditions; social isolation - which is reported to be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
Rather than aiming to tackle or prevent chronic conditions with drugs alone, in an attempt to supress symptoms, we work with groups of people of any age to create small but sustainable health creating habits. These 'nudges' and 'wins' help participants to tackle root causes of poor health to improve their long term eating, sleeping and movement habits. They are designed to be sustainable, implementable on a daily basis, and to result in better long-term outcomes.
Green Pathway is a Community Interest Company. It is a non-profit organisation operating in Lancashire, Cumbria, the North West of England and nationally.
The reduced life expectancy of those living in England's most deprived areas.
Of the 10 most deprived areas
8 of the 10 most deprived areas in England are in Lancashire and the North West.
Or approximately 20% of the population of England, live in neighbourhoods deprived of quality green space.
For every £1
Up to £23 is recouped for every £1 spent on access to green spaces, in terms of better quality of life, reduced NHS use, productivity gains, and other gains to local authorities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help by join the mailing list below!
This allows us to stay in touch and build on things in the future - regardless of whether you're a potential participant, potential funder or donor, a social prescriber or just interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
We are always grateful for donations - please find out more about how you can donate here.
Why does being outdoors matter?
Access to good quality green space is associated with positive health outcomes, including:
improvements in mental health and wellbeing, such as depression, stress, dementia
increased longevity in older people
lower body mass index (BMI) scores, overweight and obesity levels and higher levels of physical activity; and
better self-rated health.
Did you know?
Lack of quality green space disproportionately affects people from black, Asian and minority ethnic populations.
38% of BAME people live in neighbourhoods with the most greenspace deprivation.
If you are a BAME person you are more than twice as likely as a white person to live within the areas most deprived for green space.