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How effective is the Forestry Commission Scotland's woodland improvement programme--'Woods In and Around Towns' (WIAT)--at improving psychological well-being in deprived urban communities? A quasi-experimental study

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  • Eva Silveirinha de Oliveira
  • Peter Aspinall
  • Andrew Briggs
  • Steven Cummins
  • Alastair H Leyland
  • Richard Mitchell
  • Jenny Roe
  • Catharine Ward Thompson

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JournalBMJ Open
DatePublished - 2013
Issue number8
Volume3
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that green spaces may positively influence psychological well-being. This project is designed to take advantage of a natural experiment where planned physical and social interventions to enhance access to natural environments in deprived communities provide an opportunity to prospectively assess impacts on perceived stress and mental well-being.

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