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Green Health Live 2

Wednesday 5 June 2019 | Lambeth Palace

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Green Health Live 2.

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Mental Health in the Parish - Professor Jim McManus

Professor Jim McManus, director of public health for Hertfordshire County Council, and president of the Guild of Health and St Raphael, speaks on mental health in the parish.


Gardening for Mental Health - Professor Harriet Gross

“Gardening provides escape from something and an escape to something”.

Professor Harriet Gross, co-director of the Centre for Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, introduces her research into the benefits of gardening.


Researching the Evidence - Dr Geraldine Brown

Dr Geraldine Brown, a Research Fellow at Coventry University, introduces her research: Land-based interventions with marginalised and/or vulnerable communities.


St Paul’s Camden Square - Green Health Awards winner 2018

St Paul’s, Camden Square, which comes under the Old St Pancras Team Ministry, was the overall winner of the Church Times Green Health Awards last year.

At Green Health Live 2, the Team Rector, Fr James Elston, spoke of the fruitful partnership that the church had formed with community gardeners. Two of those volunteers, Ben Ledden and Catherine Tidnam, spoke of how the award last year had given them the confidence to develop their vision further.



CPD accreditation

Green Health Live 2 is accredited by the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC). Conference attendees are eligible for 4 CPD points.



Professor Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire County Council and President of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.

The Revd Jonathan Aitken is a former Cabinet minister, now a prison chaplain.

Rachel Kelly is the author of Black Rainbow: How words healed me: my journey through depression, a Sunday Times bestseller. She is an official ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness, SANE and The Counselling Foundation.

Professor Harriet Gross is Co-Director of the Centre for Culture and Creativity, University of Lincoln, and author of The Psychology of Gardening. She researches the psychological significance of gardens and gardening, and was involved in creating a Gold Medal-winning design at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Revd Dr Isabelle Hamley is Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr Geraldine Brown is a Research Fellow at Coventry University.

The Revd James Elston is Rector at St Paul’s, Camden Square. The woodland garden at St Paul’s won the Church Times Green Health Award in 2018.

Dr Suzanne Hyde is the clinical director of the St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre.

Dr Elizabeth Henry is the Church of England’s National Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns.

Alex Laird is the Founding Director of Living Medicine, a charity which reskills people in the use of food and herbs for everyday healthcare.

The Revd Dr Gillian Straine is Director of the Guild of Health and St Raphael.


Green Health Live is organised jointly by The Conservation Foundation, The Guild of Health and St Raphael, and the Church Times.

2019 Green Health Live conference

How gardens make you sane

Ed Thornton attended the second Green Health conference at Lambeth Palace


2018 Green Health Live conference

The healing power of the garden goes mainstream

Tim Wyatt reports on the ‘rich green legacy’ that the Church offers




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