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

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

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

SLUG: South Liverpool Urban Garden

Transforming derelict land into an outdoor community space and garden in Garston, Liverpool.

Liverpool
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Forest School

Bringing the great outdoors right into the heart of the national curriculum for children.

Warrington
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Sefton Coast Woodlands

Safeguarding the long-term future of a cherished and economically important landscape.

Sefton
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Bold Forest Park

Creating and maintaining an area of opportunity for rural investment in the visitor economy.

St. Helens
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesigning playground areas using green infrastructure to improve air quality.

Tower Hamlets
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Edible Playgrounds

Offering an engaging, multi-sensory way to teach children about growing and eating healthy food.

Lambeth
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

New Beckton Park community orchard

Providing a local resource for wildlife, education and an annual harvest of fruits and nuts!

Newham
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Edible Garden Project

Engaging and educating children about healthy eating; learning how to grow, cook and eat fresh veg.

Dorset
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Yealm Community Energy

Generating clean energy that generates significant local community funds.

South Hams
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy

Filtered Neighbourhood

Linking backstreets for cyclists and pedestrians to create safer, more efficient routes.

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

SHINE

Tackling fuel poverty and other seasonal health inequalities.

Islington
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Energyworks

Implementing door-to-door energy efficiency measures designed to reduce local fuel poverty.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
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