Nature experiences

There is significant evidence that exposure to or engagement with some environments can help people recovery more quickly from stress and mental fatigue. Such environments are called restorative environments. Natural environment are more likely to have such restorative properties.

Example projects include

2017 – 2020: Assessing the well-being benefits of saltmarshes in Wales – CoastWEB. More information: k.wyles@surrey.ac.uk

2007 – 2015: Assessing the potential risk of, and possible responses to, zoonotic diseases on the development of recreational use of British forests and wild-lands. More information: d.uzzell@surrey.ac.uk

2015: Examining stress reduction among teenagers in an outdoor green space at school. More information: b.gatersleben@surrey.ac.uk

2015: The healing benefits of listening to bird song. More information: b.gatersleben@surrey.ac.uk

2010: Greenery on and around residential buildings. More information: e.white@surrey.ac.uk