Building Connections between People, Nature & Place
Increasing urbanisation, busy lifestyles, screen-based technologies, reduced backyards and access to green space, and growing phobias of the perceived dangers of outdoor environments have all contributed to the decline in our outdoor living. But our outdoor environments form a critical part of our living fabric, shaping our identity and function, defining how we live and influencing our social makeup and connections with our community and place.
The restorative benefits of nature and need to invest in nature-led solutions now overwhelming supported with a range of evidence too compelling to ignore, nature helps to:
- Reduce stress, depression and anxiety
- Improve sleep, happiness, wellbeing and life satisfaction
- Improve blood pressure, pain control, immune function, diabetes and allergies
- Improve learning, creativity, sustained attention and child development (cognitive and motor)*
Nature is vastly underutilised in its ability to promote wellbeing and stewardship behaviours. Where connections with nature can transform the way we learn, work, play and live. Being outside is good, but connecting with or noticing nature is even better!
Our vision is to support regenerative approaches where nature can become part of our everyday living. We match nature connection habits and interventions with evidence based research to support a wonderful array of health and wellbeing benefits for people and the planet.
We invite you to explore our stories, research and projects on how we can all play a more active role in creating healthier and happier communities.