Research and Evaluation

Evaluation

There is always a risk attached to testing a new concept and we are deeply indebted to Dr Zoe Morrison of Aberdeen University and Professor Nicola Fear from the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) who have given their time and expertise to produce the Report of the 2015 and 2016 Rural Weeks programmes, which evaluates the data we collected from participants (HighGrounders) before and after the Rural Week using Dr Morrison’s questionnaires.

As our services develop, we continue to collect data which will help us to improve what we do and provide evidence of our impact and we are delighted to be working with Pro Bono Economics as we begin our 2017 Rural Weeks programme at Bicton College in Devon.

Research

There is a growing body of evidence about the benefits of the outdoor/green environment to improve both physical and mental wellbeing.

Please see examples  below.

  • DownloadInterim report from Rural Weeks One and Two August 2015 

    Dr Zoe Morrison, Aberdeen University and Professor Nicola Fear, King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

     
  • DownloadFinal Report from Rural Weeks Three and Four completing Interim Report from weeks One and Two 

    Dr Zoe Morrison, Aberdeen University and Professor Nicola Fear, King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

     
  • DownloadNature Engagement to Foster Resilience in Military Communities 

    Marianne E Krasny1, Katherine Hess Pace, Keith G Tidball, and Kenneth Helphand

     
  • DownloadA Review of Nature-based Interventions For Mental Health Care 

    BRAGG, R., ATKINS, G. 2016. A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number204.