Last updated: 1 September 2023

Next review: 1 September 2024

Wellbeing and creativity courses

The Adult Learning Service work with Waltham Forest Social Prescribing and other wellbeing organisations.

They set up a range of creative and gardening courses at different venues in the borough. They work with a range of partners in some of the most beautiful and inspiring green and blue spaces in the borough, including Lloyd Park, Walthamstow Wetlands and Epping Forest.

The courses introduce many learners to the borough’s beautiful outdoor spaces. For example, the plant lovers walks and introduction to gardening courses at Lloyd Park, Epping Forest and Vestry House Museum gardens. The socially prescribed workshops encourage residents to work together.

Social prescribing or community referral allow GPs, nurses and other primary care health professionals to refer people to a range of local non-clinical services.