BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Longer term impacts of the Actif Woods Wales Programme

Our Actif Woods Wales programme runs in counties across Wales helping people to boost their health and wellbeing by connecting to woodlands and nature.

Bangor University PhD student Heli Gittins worked with our Actif Woods Wales groups to explore the question Can a woodland activity programme benefit participant wellbeing and change the way they use woods?  This study meets a key gap in the research for the longer term impacts of such programmes.

As part of this research, she worked on a report with Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation examining the Social Return on Investment of the Actif Woods Wales Programme. The results showed that for every £1 invested in Actif Woods Wales programmes, £2.07 to £4.85 of social value was generated for participants

Read an interview with Heli about her research on our News page

For more information about any of our research, contact our Research and Evaluation Officer Natasha Simons  natasha[email protected]

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