How The Wildlife Trusts are helping older people to rediscover the physical, mental and social benefits of being with nature.
How The Wildlife Trusts are working to make wildlife and green spaces more accessible to urban communities and connecting people living in rural areas to their local landscapes.
Rock-pooling in Cornwall (Image: Alex Mustard /2020 vision)
How The Wildlife Trusts are helping people cope with mental illnesses by helping people develop new skills and increase their self-esteem through access and connectedness with nature.
Family birdwatching in reedbeds (Image: Guy Edwardes / 2020 vision)
The Wildlife Trusts run a range of projects across the country designed to use nature to help improve physical and mental health and contribute to a sense of well-being.
Millions of people benefit from the work of The Wildlife Trusts every year. From our nature therapy projects to improve mental health to our urban regeneration programmes that bring nature back in built-up areas, people are at the heart of what we do.
It may seem obvious to some of us, but an increasing body of research shows that spending time outdoors and enjoying nature is good for us. A new report, Feel Better Outside, Feel Better Inside, is the latest to endorse this view. The Wildlife Trusts run a range of projects across the country designed to help improve physical and mental health and contribute to a sense of well-being. We work in partnership with local NHS Trusts and health charities such as Mind to offer access to nature as part of the therapeutic process. Take a look at some of our past and present projects that illustrate different approaches.