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, reflection and exercise, 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

29 September 2019

Green Spaces to support recovery and wellbeing at Oxford Health

One who plants a garden plants happiness, goes a Chinese proverb, and many people recognise how being in the garden lifts spirits and makes us happier and healthier.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has now made...