After three years and many great successes The Mersey Forest’s Nature4Health project has come to an end.
Funding from Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund has meant that we were able to work with a really diverse range of partner organisations to improve the wellbeing of nearly 2,000 people across Merseyside and North Cheshire through using contact with nature, their local communities and green spaces.
And, thanks to funding from Cheshire West & Chester Council, we are continuing to work on Cheshire’s Natural Health Service for people living in Cheshire West.
An impact report will soon be published, detailing research and analysis of Nature4Health carried out by our researchers, together with colleagues at Liverpool John Moore’s University and the University of Liverpool. We all know that contact with nature is probably a good thing, but this research will highlight exactly why that’s the case. In the meantime, watch these films about some of our key projects with ‘The Reader’ and ‘Change, Live Grow St Helen’s’ , which show the human impact of our work with communities.