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

Warmer Homes Scotland

Reducing fuel poverty across Scotland by improving energy efficiency of people's homes.

City of Edinburgh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

CropDrop

Linking allotments and food projects within the same area to help strengthen communities.

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

The Living Coast Rain Gardens

Greening urban infrastructure to adapt better to flood risks and improve water quality.

Brighton and Hove
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Energy Garden

Equipping local people to build greener spaces around public transport.

Lambeth
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Naturehood

Reversing wildlife decline by empowering communities to take positive action.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Tiny Forests

Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

Oxford
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Co. Tipperary

Demonstrating best practice in community development and rural regeneration.

Outside UK
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Empowered by Energy

Empowering refugees and asylum seekers to understand UK energy systems and save energy and money.

Croydon
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Cambridge Open Eco Homes

Inspiring householders to make big carbon cuts in home energy.

Cambridge
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Ty Solar Zero Carbon homes

Addressing energy poverty and wellbeing in housing via the use of solar energy and timber build.

Pembrokeshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

The Green Team

Connecting people to nature through conservation, education, exploration and play.

City of Edinburgh
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
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