NHS Forest

The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.  Funded by charitable trusts and corporate and individual sponsorship, the project’s central aims are to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and communities by increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
  • encourage greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local communities around them
  • spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflection and exercise, and to encourage biodiversity
  • highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of gardens and other green space for therapeutic purposes.

They do this by:

Find out more about their programmes here.