We use a combination of pre-programme and post-programme evaluation forms and case studies to measure and demonstrate the impact of our programmes on physical health (using the short international physical activity questionnaire or IPAQ), mental wellbeing (using the Long Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale or WEMWBS), knowledge and skills changes and woodland usage.
Our case study research allows us to dig deeper into the personal stories of our participants and explore the impact that our programmes may have had longer-term. You can read about some of our participants' experiences on our Case Studies page.
Below is a collection of evaluation reports relating to our work.
Small Woods are the UK organisation for woodland owners, workers, supporters, and social foresters. We stand for living, sustainable woodlands alive with wildlife, people and work. Managed and used well, small woodlands are vital to thriving local economies, wildlife, and the health and wellbeing of local communities, as well as hugely valuable in the fight against climate change.
Become a Small Woods Member
Small Woods offer members a wide range of training, events and support designed to help you to make decisions about woodland management, whether you are managing it for wood fuel, timber, wildlife or recreation, or indeed a mixture. We aim to help, whatever your motivation or stage of development.