Welcome

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 July 2019

This conference will bring together clinicians, estate managers, conservation workers, artists and researchers to inspire the use of green space for the benefit of health, at healthcare centres across the country.

The event is a celebration of ten years of the NHS Forest and green space...