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Welcome to Think Health Think Nature.

Taking time to enjoy your local outdoor green space could bring you huge health benefits – getting outdoors is good for your physical, mental, and social well-being. Regardless of age and ability, there really is something for everyone, including groups and organisations in your local area that can support you.

You may not be the “outside type” but we aren’t talking mountain climbing and adrenalin sports here, we’re talking small steps to make a positive change. It could be anything from a walk to the local park or some windowsill gardening (you can bring the outside indoors too!).

Think Health Think Nature is here as a free resource to help you explore and enjoy your local green spaces.

You can find out more about the people and reasoning behind Think Health Think Nature by visiting our About Us page, here.

The Outdoors

Breathe some fresh air into your life. The outdoors helps us cope with life's ups and downs. Your local area can be the perfect place to enjoy tranquil spots, find peace and quiet and also have some fun, healthy, family time.

Physical Activity

Less than half of adults in Scotland visit the outdoors on a regular, weekly basis, and 14% don't at all. Access to greenspace can help to protect the phyiscal and mental health of both adults and children in Scotland.

Think Health Think Nature?

 

Think Health Think Nature is the work of the Highland Green Health Partnership, one of four area-wide partnerships developed in Scotland contributing towards “Our Natural Health Service”,  a programme being led by NatureScot which aims to encourage more use of the outdoors to tackle physical inactivity, mental health issues and health inequalities.

 

The partnership is made of representatives from NHS Highland; NatureScot; The Highland Council; The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA); Highlife Highland (HLH); The University of the Highland and Islands (UHI), The Highland Environment Forum; The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI); Paths for All; Forest and Land  Scotland and practitioners in the environment, health and social care sectors.

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