A new paper from Siân de Bell and colleagues at the University of York suggests that improving the natural environment can enhance the benefits it provides for wellbeing. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the restoration of an urban river, the Medlock in Manchester, was successful in improving the environment and whether […]

On this page we will post a library of links to our SWEEP project webinar recordings. Webinar 1: Public Health Dorset: Stories from the Healthy Places project The live stream of the webinar took place on Friday 6 December 2019. Rupert Lloyd from Public Health Dorset shared his insight into some of the work going […]

Join us for our second SWEEP project webinar on 31st January 2020, 1-2pm Environmental investment for health outcomes: what does the evidence say? Dr Becca Lovell, Lecturer in Biodiversity and Healthy Policy at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, will be presenting our second webinar. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the […]

We are hugely honored to be able to announce that ECEHH is now a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health! The status of WHO Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health reflects the Centre’s significant contribution to science and policy-making from just over a decade of interdisciplinary research. WHO Collaborating Centers […]

As part of the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) Environmental investment for health outcomes project, we’re hosting a series of webinars to share policy, practice and research stories from across the South West. Public Health Dorset: Stories from the Healthy Places project 06 December 2019, 1pm For our first webinar, we’re pleased to […]

Mat White and Deb Cracknell have coordinated the fourth paper in the VNP’s Demystifying Series: ‘Demystifying Health Metrics’. The paper aims to unpack quantitative measures of health & wellbeing to demonstrate the value of the natural environment for human health & wellbeing for the natural capital community. Members of the team worked on a previous […]

This week our EC Horizon 2020 Project REGREEN kicks off in earnest with our first full meeting of the partners in Aarhus, Denmark. We’ve been meeting under Olafur Eliasson’s amazing rainbow at the ARoS art museum for the first two days, making plans and thinking about how we get the most out of this 4 […]

New analysis of Health Survey for England data by Jo Garrett and colleagues suggests that living near the coast may help mitigate health inequalities in urban populations. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between mental health and coastal proximity (operationalised into five categories: (1) 0–1 km; (2) >1–5 km; (3) >5–20 km; (4) >20–50 km; […]

Authored by Sarah Bell and originally published on the Sensing Nature blog. Engaging with birdlife Why do we tune into the sounds of nature? What captures our attention and how do we relate to these soundscapes? These are some of the questions that we have explored during the Sensing Nature project; a two-year qualitative study […]

Our review of what approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances, led by Kerryn Husk at the University of Plymouth and Ruth Garside here at ECEHH, has been published in the journal Health and Social Care in the Community! The aims of the review were to explore what is known about […]