Findings from the EPA Research Report 348: Nature and Environment to Attain and Restore Health (NEAR Health)
The NEAR Health project was jointly funded by the EPA and the HSE to investigate how nature and environment can help society attain and restore health. It investigated (1) how people value and experience nature, health and wellbeing, (2) the barriers and bridges to connecting with nature, (3) what people want from their healthy future environment and (4) nature-based activities that benefit people’s health and wellbeing.
Arising from the project is both the Research Report 348 and accompanying toolkit Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing.
For research highlights check out the YouTube video here.