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.
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
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
Natural England’s Healthy Lives Healthy People approach seeks to utilise the natural environment as a resource to improve health and reduce rates of 21st Century diseases. Through a public health strategy, the Government states that: ‘local communities will be empowered to “design communities for active ageing and sustainability”. This includes protecting green spaces, volunteer […]Read more
Happiness can't be as simple as a walk in the park... can it?Read more
A qualitative comparison of visit motivation and derived effects among park users in Sheffield, UKRead more