health

3rdNovember 2022

Young people’s mental health bolstered by nature projects, report says

03.11.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This Guardian article (20 October 2022) reports on the Our Bright Future scheme, which improved 3,000 community spaces. Participants noted a confidence and wellbeing boost. Young people's skills were also improved. The Our Bright Future programme led to almost 9,000 young people gaining qualifications and 1,600 getting work experience.

2ndNovember 2022

Links between natural environments, learning and health: evidence briefing (Evidence information note no EIN063)

02.11.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Natural England report (Dillon, Justin; Lovell, Becca, 2022) explores evidence on the impacts of learning in natural environments on learning processes and outcomes, and on health outcomes. It outlines the background to the briefing, indicating that it updates the original evidence briefing provided by Natural England in 2016 - [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Local wild place learning

14.09.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The John Muir Trust have shared an Onthank Primary School pupil-led short film showcasing local wild place learning. Enjoy a case study on the impact of their learning through improving health literacy and numeracy, and read the Transformative Evaluation pilot report.

14thSeptember 2022

Protecting playgrounds from traffic air pollution with roadside greening

14.09.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , |

Evidence has been shared which shows that exposure to airborne particulate matter is linked with impaired neuro-development and cognitive function. These findings demonstrate that roadside vegetation near playgrounds can be designed, installed and maintained to achieve rapid, significant and cost-effective improvement of air quality.

14thSeptember 2022

Cities with more vegetation mean ‘better health behaviours’ in children

14.09.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Child in the City article (published 30-08-2022) shares the findings of a conclusion of a new partnership study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). This latest study found that children who live surrounded by more natural spaces are more physically active, spend less time doing sedentary [...]