Posted on behalf of Natural England:

Natural England is leading a cross-government research project to understand how practitioners, policy makers and providers evaluate the health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor interventions. The link between a connection to nature and good physical and mental health is well established, but outdoor interventions to support this are not always or consistently evaluated to assess their impact. This work aims to better understand current approaches to evaluations, and how data on the health and wellbeing benefits can be collected more effectively and consistently to support you in your work.

We’d really appreciate your help by completing our survey and circulating it to anyone you think appropriate within your network e.g. those who deliver outdoor interventions, conducts or commissions their evaluation, or uses the findings of evaluations to inform decisions. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

The deadline for completion is 25th November 2022. The survey can be completed anonymously.

Complete the survey here