The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the charity, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Funded by charitable trusts, corporate and individual sponsorship, the project’s central aims are to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients 
    and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
  • encourage greater social cohesion between NHSsites and the local communities around them
  • spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflective or exercise spaces and to encourage biodiversity
  • highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of green space for therapeutic purposes 

Please make a pledge to our NHS Forest Christmas Appeal and help raise funds for the NHS Forest. To find out more, to access the crowdfunding site and to download a Christmas e-card, visit our Christmas campaign page

Find out more about the NHS Forest in our new video