Are you involved in delivering or referring to nature-based therapies aimed at people with diagnosed mental health conditions? If so, the University of Exeter are conducting research on relationships between natural environments, and health and wellbeing, and would like to hear from you!
As part of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan the Therapeutic Nature research project, funded by Defra, aims to help identify how we can best use the natural environment as a resource for preventative and therapeutic health programmes. Specifically focusing on provision for people with identifiable mental illness, the project will investigate what works in terms of nature-based therapies, how they work, and for whom.
The outputs will be used to better understand successes and pitfalls of these types of programmes, in order to inform wider practice.