Theme 3: Natural Health & Well-being

Reconnecting People and Nature

Our aim: Help more people realise the health benefits of engaging with the natural environment

Our priorities:

Objective 5: Further Involvement and Ownership

Engage with local communities to ensure that their views are reflected in the activities and priorities of the Partnership, and that they understand the opportunities offered by the natural environment on their doorstep.

Objective 6: Improve Health and Well-being

Make positive contributions towards the health and well-being of local people by demonstrating the opportunities that better access to and use of the natural environment can provide.

The role of the natural environment in maintaining healthy lives – headline facts and evidence base:-

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Useful links:

PRESENTATION BY OUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING MEMBER:  Overview of Public Health & Health Care System

EVIDENCE BASE FOR THE VALUE OF NATURE TO HEALTH & WELL-BEING:

Good practice in social prescribing for mental health, the role of nature based interventions. Natural England report 2017

Connection to Nature: evidence briefing from Natural England

Links between natural environments and learning: evidence briefing from Natural England

Links between natural environments and mental health: evidence briefing from Natural England

Links between natural environments and physical activity: evidence briefing from Natural England

Links between natural environments and physiological health: evidence briefing from Natural England

Links between natural environments and obesity: evidence briefing from Natural England

Methods, Glossary and Evaluation Resources: evidence briefing from Natural England