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

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Sustainable Merton

Inspiring, mobilising & connecting our community for a happier, healthier & more sustainable future

Merton
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Cambridge Moss Cow

Highlighting the importance of plants in urban environments for reducing pollution and absorbing CO2

Cambridge
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Transport

People Powered Retrofit

Helping householders retrofit their homes to high environmental standards.

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

Recyke y'bike

Saving unwanted bikes from landfill by working with volunteers to refurbish them.

Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Pavegen – Kinetic Floor Tiles at Leighton Buzzard Train Station

Showcasing the role people play in a sustainable future.

Central Bedfordshire
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Transition Town Hastings

Empowering the local community to collaboratively experiment with low carbon solutions.

Hastings
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Thurso Grows - Thurso Community Development Trust

Providing a climate change talking project to encourage community growing & reducing food waste.

Highland
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Full Circle Food Project

Supporting the community to live healthier lives by growing food, cooking and reducing food poverty.

Northumberland
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

COV Zero

Promoting local, independent and sustainable living in Coventry.

Coventry
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Humberston Eco Conservation Centre

Demonstrating and showcasing renewable energy technologies.

East Lindsey
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Holywell DCCP Roof Garden

Raising awareness of the importance of gardening for the environment and food security.

Derry City and Strabane
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
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