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Launch of Green Health Map East Belfast

Belfast Healthy Cities have launched the East Belfast Green Health Map.

Organisations and community groups were invited to find out more about the resource and how they can share and support use of the Green Health Map moving forward.

The resource was developed by Belfast Healthy Cities in partnership with EastSide Greenways and East Belfast Community Development Agency.

It brings together key messages linked to greening and health, and encourages people to use their local green spaces.

The Green Health Map supports individuals and communities to be: 

  • more informed on the health and wellbeing benefits of using green spaces.
  • more informed on local green spaces and walking routes.
  • encouraged to walk to and use local green spaces.

Joan Devlin, Chief Executive, Belfast Healthy Cities said,

“It is fantastic to see the range of stakeholders wanting to use the Green Health Map. We hope this will be a valuable resource that supports people to understand the benefits of using green spaces for improved health and wellbeing and increases walking in the local area. This was a product of partnership working with EastSide Greenways and East Belfast Community Development Agency, and we are grateful for their support in developing the Green Health Map.”

Jaqueline O’Hagan, EastSide Greenways Manager, EastSide Greenways

“We were delighted to be asked by Belfast Healthy Cities to support the development of this Green Health Map for East Belfast and to also get the opportunity to work alongside them and the team from EBCDA. Getting outdoors in green spaces has been shown to be beneficial for both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Offering resources that support and encourage people to use spaces like the Connswater Community Greenway for their daily journeys is a big part of the work we do at EastSide Greenways and this map compliments that work well.”

Linda Armitage, Health Development Director, East Belfast Community Development Agency said,

“The green health maps are a great resource for us to use in local communities, as we lead on health development across east Belfast. We hope to develop fun ways to use the maps in everyday life and explore how to include the five steps to wellbeing – Get active, give, connect, keep learning, and take notice.”

“The maps are a result of good partnership-working between the three organisations and an example of co-designing in action with people in east Belfast.”

The Green Health Map is available at:

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