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Sites to test how connecting people with nature can improve mental health

Seven sites which will test the ways in which connecting people with nature can improve mental wellbeing have been awarded a share of £5.77 million.

The sites, which are based across England, will focus on communities hardest hit by coronavirus. This could include those living in deprived areas, people with mental health conditions or BAME communities. Since the coronavirus pandemic, when many people have experienced distress, loneliness or anxiety, there has been an increased public awareness of the benefits of regular access to green spaces. Studies have shown that this has the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing.