Wild wellbeing

Wild Wellbeing

Tom Marshall

Simon Watts

Our Wild Wellbeing

Evidence shows that a thriving, wildlife-rich environment benefits both physical and mental health.

People with nature on their doorstep are more active, mentally resilient and have better all-round health. Every day, the Trust is working to bring wildlife to more people, and more people to wildlife. Get involved and make socialising, volunteering and exercise in natural places central to your daily life.

Daily contact with nature is linked to better health, reduced levels of chronic stress, reductions in obesity and improved concentration. The Wildlife Trusts are rooted in local communities and neighbourhoods, so we can help more people access local nature spots.

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world and experience the joy of wildlife every day: for the wellbeing of people and wildlife.

A study of Wildlife Trust volunteers showed that 95% of participants with low mental wellbeing at the start of volunteering reported an improvement in six weeks

Wilder Wellbeing in the Woods

Woodland wellbeing for Armed Forces Veterans

Volunteer outdoors

Feel happier and healthier

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