The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Funded by charitable trusts and 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 NHS sites 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. 

We do this by:

Find out more about the NHS Forest in our video

Latest news

15 March 2019

We are delighted to announce the return of our 2@2 trees campaign as part NHS Sustainability Day on the 21st March 2019

To join the campaign please plant 2 trees at 2pm. In previous years we have planted over 500 trees and it would be great if we could achieve this...