Woodland Walks could save £185 million!

Researchers find that woodland walks could save up to £185m in mental health costs!

The report is the first of its kind to quantify the wellbeing benefits of time spent in woodlands and was funded by the Forestry Commission, Scottish Forestry and the Welsh Government.

The report, published last week, during what was a ‘National Tree Week’ found that for England alone, woodlands and activities that take place in woodlands such as biking, hiking, nature walks and mindfulness walks could save £141m in costs associated with mental health services, including GP visits, prescriptions, inpatient care, social services and even working days lost to mental health issues.

Look at the article in Mental Health Today by using the link above or the full report by clicking on “The report” in the text.

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