These pages refer to projects carried out to March 2015 under the former Champs Public Health Collaborative Service and the projects are now closed. Information has been retained on the Champs website for reference purposes.  Job roles, contact details and other information may be out of date.

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There is now a large body of evidence to support the promotion of the natural environment for physical activity and mental wellbeing and the provision of programmes of activity in natural surroundings as effective in helping to increase people's access. 
champs has partnered with Mersey Forest to support the commissioning and delivery of services that improve people's health and wellbeing by increasing their access and use of local green space.  A group of providers will work together to develop a consortia business model for commissioning.  This will include a clear offer of the most effective interventions and their impact on people's health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities.  Consultants from the Confederation of Social Entrepreneurs and the Hope Street Centre will lead this work with Mersey Forest and the Investment Forum of partners.  NHS Liverpool, Western Cheshire and Wirral are the lead ChaMPs members supporting this work.    
For more information see the project outline
More information on green infrastructure work can be found here.