Many studies have found positive links between nature and mental wellbeing. Additionally, living in greener places is linked to longer life expectancy and better mental and physical health.
Easy access to quality green space has become an essential need for urban dwellers. But you don’t have to head for the hills. London’s parks and green spaces are free and open to everyone regardless of who you are or where you live. In fact, research from the Mental Health Foundation showed that during the pandemic going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health.
Here we outline some free resources to support you and others to connect with nature.