HPHP Central is a place to access and share the latest international research, innovations and programs that focus on the health benefits of human contact with the natural world.
With the prescription of antidepressants at record levels and a high demand for psychological therapies, health and social care commissioners are interested in examining and commissioning new treatment interventions for mental health. This study examines the benefits, commonality and outcomes of three key green care approaches.Read more
The summary, presentations and panel discussions of the Parks for Healthy Communities Forum held in Melbourne, Australia in May 2016.Read more
This e-toolkit contains practical tips and stories from land, water and sea managers who have usefully applied the Healthy Nature Healthy People approach. It also provides digital links to research and published materials, videos and presentation materials.Read more
The proceedings of the Improving Health and Well-being: Healthy Parks Healthy People stream at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 have been recorded and compiled in a comprehensive report of each stream session that offers an excellent overview.Read more
Parks and nature are an important part of both improving and maintaining health, both for individuals and the community.Read more
On World Ranger Day - 31 July - we take a moment to give thanks to all those rangers working in our protected areas!Read more