Nature and Wellbeing Survey

Improving wellbeing through nature 

At a time when government advice was to stay at home to keep yourself safe from Covid-19, we carried out a survey to see how people in Richmond and surrounding boroughs were using nature to support their wellbeing. This report shows that at a time of chaos and uncertainty people used nature to create meaning and certainty in their lives. It also highlights inequalities in access to the outdoor environment in the borough and the importance of nature-rich green space.

The project also explored the benefits of outdoor learning as a resource and considered its place in the London Borough of Richmond. In a final report the project surveyed a small group of people to understand different ways of bringing people together so that their wellbeing would benefit from spending time in nature.

Read the reports here:

Supporting Wellbeing through Nature during the Coronavirus 2020

Synopsis of Supporting Wellbeing through Nature during the Coronavirus 2020

Wellbeing and nature 2020: Young people and parks

Improving Wellbeing through Nature in Richmond: an exploration of the benefits of using nature as a wellbeing resource

Designing outdoor learning activities to support wellbeing

Press release September 2020

 Our thanks to Heathrow Community Trust for their support of this project and the SWLEN for their support with the survey work.