Mental health for all through nature

An integrated multi-scalar approach for the expansion of nature-based therapies to improve Mental health Equity

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GreenME is a Horizon Europe project that aims to identify ways in which effective nature-based therapy and a broader green care framework can be scaled-up to improve adult mental health and wellbeing equity while contributing to multiple socio-ecological co-benefits.

Green care is a three-scale continuum from nature-in-everyday-life (e.g., the existence of green and blue infrastructure for viewing and walks) to nature-based health promotion (the promotion of active interaction with nature such as gardening and conservation) to nature-based therapy (the provision of treatment for individual patients).

GreenME’s guiding pillars

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Learning from existing green care interventions
portrait of a happy carefree mature woman gardening in urban community garden
Co-designing research and co-creating geographically scalable policy guidelines.
Two cute little sisters hiking in a forest with their father on beautiful summer day
Integrating mental health and wellbeing impact assessment with a focus on health equity and environmental justice.

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