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Modern, sedentary lifestyles and stressful urban living are leading to high levels of poor health in Europe that medicine alone cannot combat. As a partner in the ‘Forests, trees and human health and well-being’ project, Forest Research explored how natural places and spaces contribute to, and could improve, the health and well-being of people in Europe.
Representatives from Forest Research sat on the project’s management committee. We also contributed studies and research on how woods and forests are suitable for therapeutic interventions, including rehabilitation and outdoor education.
Funded by the European Union COST programme (Action E39).
The research involved institutions from 24 countries.
The programme commenced in 2004 and completed in 2008.
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