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7 October 2015

OpenSpace are proud to sponsor Healthy City Week

“This is a new platform for conversations at every level in the city, which we are confident will lead to better policy and practice for flourishing people on a flourishing planet.”

Liz Zeidler, Chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership

OpenSpace are proud sponsors of Health City Week Bristol – a week long initiative to inspire the citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier, happier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city. Through a series of events, workshops, talks and activities, Healthy City Week will be spreading the benefits of how to integrate a healthier lifestyle whilst helping to create a greener and more sustainable city.

Running from 10th-18th October 2015, OpenSpace will be playing host to a number of talks, events and workshops that will debate and showcase the benefits of both a healthier lifestyle and a more sustainable city and how the two can be connected.

Developed with Bristol Green Capital Partnership members and supported by partners in the healthcare sector, Healthy City Week will promote “wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth”. Whether that’s by getting out and about on your bike more and exploring your natural surroundings or pitching the idea of group walks to work to colleagues, the week will promote and celebrate the wide variety of ways that you can both improve your wellbeing and the city.

OpenSpace will be welcoming and hosting the following events:

Monday 12th October 18:00 – 20:30 – Naturally Healthy: Why nature is good for our health & wellbeing

Hear first-hand from experts and local practitioners about ways in which nature can actively improve people’s mental and physical health, and why this approach could be a viable option for solving some of the health challenges of 21st century urban living.

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Tuesday 13th October 18:30 – 20:30 - Dr David Pencheon: How do we deepen the links between the Health Sector & the Sustainability Sector?

In this evening talk, Dr David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, tries to explain some of the thinking and actions so far…followed by responses and a panel discussion from experts in Bristol’s Healthcare and Sustainability sectors.

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Wednesday 14th October 19:00 – 21:00 – Is Bristol a Healthy City? Discuss!

Is Bristol is a healthy city?  Hear about the WHO Healthy City programme and how Bristol could join to support health, not just of its residents, but also the health of the planet.

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Thursday 15th October 9:30 – 13:00 – SHINE: Developing a Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Checklist

SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments) health integration team will discuss research findings about which aspects of the urban infrastructure are important to support the health and wellbeing of children, adults and older adults.

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Thursday 15th October 18:45 – 21:00 – Creating a Natural Health Service – Lecture with Dr William Bird

In this lecture Dr Bird will explain how contact with nature can affect our brains and why being inactive is the single most dangerous thing we can do. By the end of the talk you will understand all the damage we do in every cell in our body when we live and act without contact with nature or when we are isolated and lonely.

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Friday 16th October 8:00 – 10:00 – Supporting Corporate Leadership for Healthy Urban Development

This seminar will bring together a range of specialists working around Bristol in the fields of health, climate change and urban development. The specific objective of the seminar is to explore how strategic corporate decision-tools and processes can be improved (and decision-makers supported) so that health and sustainability become an overarching priority in urban development planning.

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Friday 16th October 14:00 – 18:00 – Integrative Medicine approaches for a healthy heart – a seminar for health professionals

This half-day seminar is aimed at healthcare professionals interested in finding out more about cardiovascular health from an Integrative Medicine (IM) perspective. IM is a holistic, evidence-based approach which makes intelligent use of all available therapeutic choices to achieve optimal health and resilience for our patients.

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Saturday 17th October 9:30 – 17:30 – Make It – Developing collaborative sustainable health solutions

This innovative Make It weekend brings together patients and the public, health and care service providers, designers, artists and developers to work on sustainability projects in health and care in Bristol.

Quick fire presentations (9.30-10.30) on local projects followed by a Speed Data’ing networking brunch (10.30-12.30) and afternoon collaborative work session (12.30-5.30)

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Sunday 18th October 10:00 – 16:30 – Make It – Developing collaborative sustainable health solutions

During the morning the collaborative work continues (10.00 – 1.30), with presentations on Sunday afternoon (14.00- 16.30). Participants present projects to an expert panel, and prizes and awards will be given for the presentations and project ideas selected by the panel.

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