Creating a transformative space for change : a qualitative evaluation of the RHS Wellbeing Programme for people with long-term conditions

Howarth, ML ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4521-024X, Lawler, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2453-7761 and Da Silva, A 2021, 'Creating a transformative space for change : a qualitative evaluation of the RHS Wellbeing Programme for people with long-term conditions' , Health & Place, 71 , p. 102654.

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Abstract

Purpose: Our research aimed to evaluate the impact of the RHS Wellbeing (WB) Programme on people with long-term conditions.

Findings: A thematic analysis identified how the WB programme facilitated improved social connectivity, sense of wellbeing and purpose through the creation of a ‘healthy, natural and safe space’ predicated on ‘person-centred approaches’. Participants felt they were ‘part of something larger’ which enabled ‘transformation of their health and wellbeing’.

Conclusions: The WB Programme offered space to grow, heal and reconnect. Losing oneself in a nature-based space can have a lasting transformative impact on individuals.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Health & Place
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1353-8292
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 12:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61502

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