Taking Green Care to the next level

On the 7th of December, join us for the final Green4C conference! The first chapter of Green4C is now closing. After 3 years of work to innovate and promote Green Care across Europe, it is time to reflect on the lessons learned during the project’s implementation and its achievements. At the final conference “Taking Green …

And what after Green4C? New possibilities for Forest Therapy in Italy

Defining scientific standards to mainstream Forest Therapy in Italy Two of our Italian partners involved in the Green4C project, namely University of Padova (Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry) and Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health) are among the promoters of an innovative Memorandum of Understanding on Forest Therapy, …

Cities during COVID-19: the use of urban green spaces and its impact on health

COVID-19 Pandemic, social isolation, and mental health As a response to the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, countries across the world took various measures to slow the spread of the virus, including social distancing and lockdown measures, closures of schools and workplaces, and limits on travel. People around the world experienced dramatic disruptions in daily …

Green4C at the III Ibero-American Summit Nature, Health and Wellbeing

The Forest Therapy Hub (FTHub) is a group of international professionals in Green Care who offer innovative and unique training programmes based on their professional experiences and on the practical implementation of scientific evidence. The FTHub’s mission is the mobilise and lead the interdisciplinary field of health and wellbeing practices based on nature and scientific …

How do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relate with Green Care?

Since 2015, policy makers, local governments, organisations and climate change activists amongst others have referred to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a benchmark and a blueprint for change in order to help society reduce the harmful effects of climate change across the world. Launched by the United Nations, the SDG’s have identified 17 key …

COVID-19 pandemic hit hard, and now what?

Investing in Green Care to Prevent Worsening Mental Health among University Students Before the pandemic, the world population was already struggling with mental disorders, with depression and anxiety being leading contributors to the global burden of disease. COVID-19 exacerbated this and emphasized the urgent need to invest in support systems that can improve mental health. …