It draws on 5 years’ research into Wildlife Trust projects – research which proves that taking part in nature programmes with the charity really helps to improve people’s health and wellbeing.
The report – Social return on investment analysis of the health and wellbeing impacts of Wildlife Trust programmes – calculates the social return on investment for two types of Wildlife Trust health and wellbeing projects and discovered a value of up to £8.50 for every pound invested.
Dom Higgins, nature and wellbeing manager at The Wildlife Trusts says:
“We want to see the concept of nature on prescription becoming a core part of NHS mental wellbeing programmes. This new report shows the enormous value of a natural health service. It’s also important to have more investment in Wildlife Trust outdoor volunteering which has been proven to improve mental, physical and social wellbeing.”