What is Green Care?

We define ‘Green Care’ as any activity or intervention that uses nature and experiencing nature as ways of boosting mental and physical health.

There is a growing body of evidence that connecting with nature – plants, trees, animals, the open air – all help to make us healthier and happier. Green Care includes a wide range of activities (see the diagram below) and has the power to maintain or develop health, prevent illness and aid recovery.

Adapted from Haubernhofer, Bragg et al 2010; Sempik and Bragg 2013; Bragg 2014

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