Friday, January 31, 2014

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

New research from the University of Exeter Medical School demonstrates that green spaces can provide long term mental health benefits to communities.

"Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.  Analyzing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people’s mental health, but that the effect continues long after they have moved.  The findings add to evidence that suggests increasing green spaces in cities - such as parks and gardens - could deliver substantial benefits to public health."

Read more HERE.