The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare hosts and supports a number of networks to enable communities of like-minded people to collaborate internationally on sustainability in their clinical specialty or area of interest.

Our Green Space and Health network is a space to highlight the latest research and resources, ask and answer questions, and share your own green space updates and experiences. This forum is designed for health professionals, estates staff, educators, link workers, academics, students, service users and more to connect and engage with others in this field.

Got a question? Download instructions on signing up, posting, and searching the networks here.

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CSH in partnership to bring transformative Tree Equity Score tool to the UK

By: Vicki Brown

CSH is contributing to the development of an innovative new mapping tool which will help expand urban tree canopy in the UK.

The Tree Equity Score will utilise a scientific approach to determine the tree canopy cover needed for everyone to experience the health, economic and climate benefits that trees can provide. 

NHS Forest tree planting season launches in National Tree Week

By: Vicki Brown

More than 9,000 NHS Forest trees will be going into the ground this planting season, which begins this week. Over 40 healthcare sites across England and Wales will receive trees from us this year. They will be planting hedgerows and memorial trees, as well as restoring and creating woodlands, between now and the end of March:

Useful links from NHS Forest conference

By: Vicki Brown

At last month’s NHS Forest conference, there were a large number of useful organisations, projects, blogs, publications and books that were shared by delegates in the event chat.

We requested, we have pulled out these links and created a list here:

We do hope you find these of use – feel free to comment below if you think there is anything we’ve missed!

Handbook for Nature on Prescription to Promote Mental Health

By: Jenny McLaughlin

Green and Blue Spaces and Mental Health (WHO)

By: Jenny McLaughlin

Urban green spaces and health – a review of evidence (WHO)

By: Jenny McLaughlin