Date: 5 December 2017
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Join us for the launch of #refugeeswelcome in parks at The Young Foundation on Tuesday 5th December 12.30-2.30pm.

#refugeeswelcome in parks is a research project working to raise awareness of the benefits of spending time in green space as one means of improving refugee and asylum seekers wellbeing and social connections.

At this event, we will share findings from our research and explore ways organisations working with refugees and the green space sector can help increase access to parks.

It will also introduce “Let’s Talk about Parks” our new language resource for ESOL classes and conversation clubs.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Clare Rishbeth, University of Sheffield, Department of Landscape (project lead)
  • Hannah Leigh Mackie, Environmental Educator & Food Grower, Stepney City Farm
  • Dr Gemma Eke, Clinical Psychologist,  South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
  • Radhika Bynon, Programme Lead, The Young Foundation

Lunch will be provided by the Chickpea Sisters, catering company run by refugee and migrant women.

If you work directly with refugees and asylum seekers or are involved in the planning, design or management of parks or other outdoor public spaces, join us to find out more and exchange ideas about the potential (and the problems) of using parks to support refugee integration and wellbeing.


RSVP to by Monday 27th November. Please let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.