New Paper: what makes nature-based interventions for mental health successful?
Have a look at the current issue of the journal BJPsych International, one of the academic journals published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It's theme is the re-emergence of green care, and as well as an editorial from the Senior Clinical Advisor for Mental Health at Health Education England, Dame Sue Bailey, and an overview of the evidence for the pivotal role greenspace plays in population-level mental health from Jo Barton and Mike Rogerson at the University of Essex, there is a paper summarising the Dose of Nature project. What makes nature-based interventions for mental health successful suggests some key factors are involved, including: the need for deep and lasting engagement; the need to be flexible within broad and different partnerships; and the critical issue of managing the patient or service-user's transition from a clinical to a non-clinical setting. Please do have a read, and feel free to share as widely as you like!