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

10 April 2019

We’re offering GP practices in Oxfordshire the chance to create havens for bumblebees as part of the Bee Healthy project. This new pilot scheme, run by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and Wild Oxfordshire, will provide funds and...