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PHR - 10/3005/18

How effective is the Forestry Commission Scotland's woodland improvement programme - 'Woods In and Around Towns' (WIAT) - at improving psychological wellbeing in deprived communities?

Project title: How effective is the Forestry Commission Scotland's woodland improvement programme - 'Woods In and Around Towns' (WIAT) - at improving psychological wellbeing in deprived communities?

Call to action: 10/3005 10/3005 Community Farms, Gardens, and Allotments

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Catharine Ward ThompsonORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-9563-0026

Lead Author: Professor Catharine Ward Thompson

Contractor: The University of Edinburgh

Cost: £929,711.25

Co-investigators: Dr Jenny Roe, Professor Andrew Briggs, Professor Peter Aspinall, Professor Richard Mitchell, Professor Steven Cummins.

Started: April 2012 | Status: Published January 2019

This study found no benefit from the woodland environment interventions for community-level mental health within 6 months of completion.

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