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Families from across Reading are being invited to take part in nature activities as part of a major project to boost health and wellbeing.

The Waterway Wellbeing Day will take place at Christchurch Meadows on Saturday 14th August, from 11am-3pm, and will include a variety of hands-on things for all ages to try, such as pirate quest, water bird bingo, wild art, gardening and growing, and guided walks.

The day is free but places are limited. You can register to attend here.

The event, next to the Thames, is being organised by Nature Nurture which is a member of the Reading Green Wellbeing Network, a coalition of 13 Green Care organisations including Thrive.

It’s happening as part of the Wild Being project, a Reading-wide initiative to help hundreds of residents benefit from social prescribing by being linked to activities that boost mental health, relationships and skills.

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About Wild Being

Wild Being is supported by the Thriving Communities Fund, which aims to improve and increase social prescribing community activities by bringing together partnerships of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise projects.

The Thriving Communities Fund has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England, Natural England and Historic England, with support from NHS England and NHS Improvement, Sport England, the Office for Civil Society, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.

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