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BJPsych Int. 2017 Nov 1;14(4):79-81. eCollection 2017 Nov.

The importance of greenspace for mental health.

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1
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, UK, email jobarton@essex.ac.uk.
2
School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, UK, email mike.rogerson@essex.ac.uk.

Abstract

There is an urgent global need for accessible and cost-effective pro-mental health infrastructure. Public green spaces were officially designated in the 19th century, informed by a belief that they might provide health benefits. We outline modern research evidence that greenspace can play a pivotal role in population-level mental health.

PMID:
29093955
PMCID:
PMC5663018

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