Blue Referral

Description: Blue referral is an umbrella term used to describe the referral of individuals to groups, interventions or services that supports engagement with nature-based interventions based in natural or semi-natural ‘blue’ environments, to improve their health and wellbeing. The term blue gym is used to describe a water-based environment, such as a lake or coastline, in which an individual may partake in water-based or water-adjacent activities and/or exercise. Examples of blue referral activities include swimming, surfing, rowing and beach yoga.

Alternative Terms: blue prescribingHC

Connected Terms: Books on referral, community assets, Community & Voluntary Sector Organisations, creative referral, education on referral, exercise referral, green referral, nature based interventions, referral, signposting & active signposting, social prescribing pathway, social prescribing practitioner, welfare support referral, wellbeing.

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