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Improving mental health at nature reserves is excellent value for money

Prescribing contact with nature for people who have low levels of mental health is excellent value for money by improving people’s wellbeing. Researchers at Leeds Beckett University analysed the social value of Wildlife Trusts’ nature conservation projects which offer outdoor volunteering opportunities and programmes that support people experiencing problems such as anxiety, stress or mild depression.
Published on 18 Jun 2020
Picture of volunteer clearing shrubs at a nature reserve