Health & Wellbeing

How can we address the challenge to our health and wellbeing?

Your latest stories addressing health and wellbeing

East Devon Log Bank

Offering free woodland management and reducing local fuel poverty.

East Devon
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Digital Bench

Inventing a solar-powered digital bench for community use in Pontypridd.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Grow Batheaston

Strengthening community, creating food security, and encouraging biodiversity.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Revitalising Bath's landscape for people, communities and heritage

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Welcome To Our Woods

Running forests as a community organisation for the benefit of all.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

Norwich
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Think big locally

Why health and wellbeing?

The list of benefits to our wellbeing from connecting to, rather than disconnecting from, nature where we live is comprehensive and well documented. There is a growing body of research that shows our minds and our bodies need nature and that chasing it away harms us and our mental health as well as the biodiversity we are destroying. Our attitude needs to change. Universal access to healthcare is one of the core beliefs of British society: the Natural Health Service costs far less, saves the official NHS money and should be seen as just as essential.

Initiatives addressing health and wellbeing

East Devon Log Bank

Offering free woodland management and reducing local fuel poverty.

East Devon
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Digital Bench

Inventing a solar-powered digital bench for community use in Pontypridd.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Grow Batheaston

Strengthening community, creating food security, and encouraging biodiversity.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Revitalising Bath's landscape for people, communities and heritage

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Welcome To Our Woods

Running forests as a community organisation for the benefit of all.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

Norwich
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Natural Curriculum Hub, Liverpool John Moores University

Promoting the use of Forest School and outdoor learning approaches.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Community Street Audits

Evaluating the quality of streets and spaces from the viewpoint of the people who use them.

UK
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

WOW Year-Round Walk To School Challenge

Encouraging more children to walk to school on a regular basis.

UK
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Anti-Idling Toolkit

Putting a stop to idling engines in local neighbourhoods.

UK
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Car-Free School Streets

Making streets outside schools free from cars for pupils at the start and end of the school day.

UK
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Norwich Car-Free Day

Showing, for a day, how Norwich could be with vastly fewer cars: quieter, safer, and cleaner.

Norwich
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport
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