Species richness is positively related to mental health – A study for Germany

This research paper – by Joel Methorsta, Aletta Bonn, Melissa Marselle, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, and Katrin Rehdanz – has been published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. “Highlights National epidemiological study on relationship between biodiversity and human health.Plant and bird species richness…
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Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations

“… scientific knowledge of the significance of nature during the different stages of childhood is sparse.” Edited by Peter Kahn and Stephen Kellert, this book emphasises the importance of animals, especially those with which a child can develop a nurturing relationship,…
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‘If the land is sick, you are sick’: An Aboriginal approach to mental health in times of drought

This article in Mosaic has been written by Georgina Kenyon: “A coal truck roars past, stirring up red dust that blows over the famished cattle and sheep lying in grassless paddocks. The carcasses of dead kangaroos lie next to empty water troughs. There is…
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New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm

We have created a slide-show called New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm. This formed part of our keynote presentation (December 2018) at a conference in London of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare. You can view the slides (without the accompanying notes) from…
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the vision

Our vision is of a society that values mental and emotional health by investing a fairer share of the health budget in a coherent system that promotes wellbeing. New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm Here you can view a…
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