We probably all instinctively knew about the relationship between rural green spaces and health but this article helps to make the link more explicit. It tells us:
The YouGov survey revealed that over one third of British patients want access to mental health services within their healthcare facility, along with three in ten respondents (30%) wanting access to more green spaces.
Over one third (38%) of British patients revealed they would also want access to mental health or counselling services in their GP practice or healthcare clinic.
This aligns with the NHS Long Term Plan which aims to grow and invest in adult mental health services within the community. As the NHS continues to see a rise in the number of people seeking help from mental health services in the wake of the pandemic, this was even more of a priority for those aged 18 to 34, with almost half (48%) citing these as key additions to their local healthcare facility.