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

29 July 2019

Join us at the NHS Forest Conference 2019 Theme for our 10 year celebration: Engaging communities with green space for health

Friday 11 October 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm

This conference will bring together clinicians, estate managers, conservation...