This CPD course focuses on how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of humans in a variety of different ways and how this topic has become increasingly important in policy.
About the course
This course will explore how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of people in a variety of different ways. It will address the relationship between nature and health, how the relationship works, why this matters for the environment, public health and sustainability, as well as how you can apply these learnings in your own practice.
This course investigates the potential for the natural environment to be harnessed as a resource to improve human health and wellbeing. The potential mechanisms, moderators, and applications for these health benefits will be explored, considering large data sets and key studies linking nature and exposure and health, both within the UK and around the world.
Becca and Lewis from the The European Centre for Environment and Human Health lead the four-day course which is delivered virtually.
What will you learn
- What’s the relationship between nature and health?
- How does the relationship work – by which mechanisms?
- Who does nature-health work for (and not work for)?
- Why does this matter for the environment, public health and sustainability?
- How can you apply these learnings in your own practice?
‘Nature, Health and Wellbeing CPD Course’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 14 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).
Delivery dates: 11th, 14th, 18th and 21st March 2024 (09:15-13:15)
This course will be delivered via half-days fully online. The sessions will use a combination of participatory methodologies including presentations, group discussions and breakout groups.
The course will include a pre-reading week, reflection week, and some self-directed study. We advise you to make every effort to join all sessions to gain the most out of the course. But if you are unable to attend any of the sessions the sessions will be recorded and made available.
£660 – Includes the above and access to recorded lectures, resources and teaching materials
£600 – Early bird rate (until 31st Dec 2023)