Funded by Somerset Public Health, Somerset’s AONB Nature and Wellbeing Project aims to develop and coordinate a sustainable initiative that enables local people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing by participating in informal activities on the Blackdown, Mendip and Quantock Hills. This may range from supporting people to tackle barriers that prevent them from experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits of these top quality natural environments, to setting up particular activities and events for specific groups.
The project will focus on targeting communities that lie geographically close to the 3 AONBs, specifically:
Blackdown Hills: Taunton, Chard, Wellington
Mendip Hills: Wells, Cheddar and Burnham-on-Sea
Quantock Hills: Taunton, Bridgwater and Williton
Nature and Wellbeing Officer - Kristen Lambert
Having worked on and coordinated outdoor play, community development and active travel projects for various different charities and associations, I am really excited about working to establish health and wellbeing partnerships across the 3 areas of the county and supporting more groups and individuals to reap the various health and wellbeing benefits of these natural landscapes. I am particularly looking forward to working in beautiful Somerset once again!
As Nature and Wellbeing Officer I aim to:
I will work 3 days a week (usually Monday-Wednesday) across the 2.5 year project.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact me:
Telephone: 01823 451 884