Nature for Wellbeing

Connecting People & Nature

Nature for Wellbeing

Photo by Helena Dolby for Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Bringing people closer to nature

We want more people to live their lives closer to nature.

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world and experience the joy of wildlife every day: for the wellbeing of people and wildlife.

Why does this matter?

More and more people are living their lives indoors. We do not get to spend enough time in nature because often, there is nowhere nearby that is easily accessible. Those that have the least access to nature also have the worst levels of physical health and mental wellbeing.

Seeing birds near our homes, walking through green spaces filled with wild flowers, and along rivers that are clean and clear reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression.  

Decision-makers are not making the link between nature’s recovery, and our health, wellbeing & prosperity.

The Wildlife Trusts offer a different way of living. One which leads to happier, healthier lives and thriving wildlife. 

Those that have the least access to nature also have the worst levels of physical health and mental wellbeing.

What we're doing

We work with individuals, communities and organisations to make socialising, volunteering, exercise and play in wildlife-rich natural places central to everyone’s daily life.

We have wonderful places where you can feel the benefits of nature first hand. Our nature reserves cab be places where you can take gentle exercise without knowing it. 

We help businesses and their employees improve their health and wellbeing. 

We continue to build the evidence that contact with wildlife is good for human health.

“Volunteering at the reserve helps me keep fit and meet new people and it’s also great to see so much wildlife.”

Get involved and get outside

Become a member

Join Kent Wildlife Trust and learn how to bring nature and wellbeing into your life.

Join today

Photo by Ben Hall/2020VISION