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Health & wellbeing articles

Articles, blogs & news items, from the UK & internationally, featuring evidence & expert opinion on the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors.

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The importance of snack time

Cooking and eating in the open air are part of life’s simple pleasures and an essential part of outdoor sessions. Yet a focus on snacks and food has not had the attention it deserves. It’s time to think more deeply about the role of snack time for physical and mental health and wellbeing.

In this extended article, which first appeared in our free Outdoor Practitioner magazine #4, Dr Mel McCree makes a case for inclusive practice for nurture through food and nutrition.

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Bringing Therapy Outdoors

Using the Forest School approach in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

This article appeared in issue 4 of the Outdoor Practitioner - our free online magazine.
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Bringing Therapy Outdoors

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How can educators best support children through climate anxiety?

Learning through Landscapes CEO, Carley Sefton, reflects on how recent climate anxiety reports and COP26 must provoke some big conversations, then offers some tips for talking about climate change.

This article appeared in issue 4 of the Outdoor Practitioner - our free online magazine.
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Climate Anxiety

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Tips for talking about climate change from Ltl

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Research, reports: health, wellbeing

Evidence for the benefits to children of outdoor play and learning & spending time in nature.

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Outdoor play articles

Articles, news & blogs, from the UK & internationally, on access to, & evidence for, the benefits of nature & outdoor play.

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Mud articles

Articles, blogs & news items, from the UK & internationally, featuring evidence & expert opinion on messy & mud play and its' benefits.

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