12thJanuary 2022

A Highland haven

12.01.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , |

The John Muir Trust’s latest Wild Inside (Issue 47) newsletter shares Mark Piasecki's Haven. This short but powerful film highlights how the Scottish Highlands helped his mental health journey. Check out the John Muir Trust’s Wild and Well campaign which celebrates the invaluable connection between wild places and people's health.

7thDecember 2021

Low childhood nature exposure is associated with worse mental health in adulthood

07.12.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This research study, by Miriam Preuβ et al (2019), in four European cities, showed that adults with low levels of childhood exposure to natural outdoor environments had significantly worse mental health when compared to adults with high levels of childhood exposure to natural outdoor environments.

18thNovember 2021

The benefits of more trees, parks and waterways in cities

18.11.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Child in the City share research findings in this article (15 November 2021) The research confirms that access to urban parks and other green space contributes to lower premature mortality and longer life expectancy. It includes findings on the benefits of greener schools with natural play areas and early childhood exposure [...]

16thNovember 2021

Access to nature helps social, emotional and mental wellbeing

16.11.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

The Independent reports on a study from Vancouver, Canada (1 November 2021), which found that children who grow up in greener areas develop better.  This has been published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The study co-author states that “urban planning efforts to increase green space in residential neighbourhoods and [...]