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We are delighted to launch Nature for Health – funding which will support improved mental health through nature. This is part of the Trust’s Health Justice Fund.

The funding is aimed at people who have mental health problems and who experience socio-economic disadvantage, discrimination and marginalisation. It is open in Scotland and six regions of England and closes on Wednesday 20 March.

Nature for Health is an exciting funding pot from People’s Health Trust. It is a response to the growing mental health crisis in the country today. People’s Health Trust knows that ten percent increase in exposure to nature can translate into five years of better health, but we also know that access to nature is not equal with poorer neighbourhoods missing out greatly. Our investment will support local people experiencing poor mental health, socio-economic disadvantage and discrimination improve their mental health through greater access to nature and nature-based activities

John Hume

Chief Executive, People's Health Trust

Funding through Nature for Health can support adults and young people to have greater access to natural spaces and nature-based activities, be involved in the development and running of nature-based activities in their local area and to experience measurable positive changes to their mental health.

It can provide additional support for those who need it to access other services, for example, advice or specialist mental health services. It can also use learning to work with decision-makers locally to make changes that benefit local people’s access to nature.

The funding is focussed on smaller grassroots organisations with a strong track record in supporting access to nature and/or providing mental health support.

Read more about Nature for Health and find out how to apply.