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Tuesday Talk 3 - A Dose of Nature
Tue 4 April 2017, 19:30 – 20:30 BST
Can Nature improve your health? Dr Dan Bloomfield of the University of Exeter has been studying this question through his project, A Dose of Nature. Dan works in knowledge exchange - meaning that he brings research and academia together with businesses, charities and others who can use the results of research - as well as an ecologist, psychotherapist and linguist.
The aim is to find ways in which nature can be more actively used to help people with chronic health problems, and how the UK health system can be involved in making that happen. A lot of the focus has been on depression and anxiety, but not exclusively. One of the main findings of A Dose of Nature has been that a referral to a group that regularly goes out into nature can benefit all sorts of people, with many health, wellbeing or social problems.