Nature Connected

Natural Health: Having high quality green space improves communities’ health and wellbeing

  • Green space is good for physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Green space can reduce health inequalities
  • People enjoy living near, visiting and creating green spaces – more than 95% think it is important to have green space near their homes
  • People believe parks and open spaces improve their quality of life (90%) and are important to physical and mental wellbeing (74%)
  • Green space can help people to reconnect to healthy food
  • Communities are stronger and more cohesive with good quality green infrastructure