Published Studies of Nature & Wellbeing


Green Prescriptions are excellent value for money

Report by Leeds Beckett University & The Wildlife Trusts, Autumn 2019. This report includes evidence obtained from Muddy Fork, albeit when we were 'Recovery'.


The Health and Wellbeing impacts of volunteering with The wildlife Trusts

Mike Rogerson, Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg and Jules Pretty. University of Essex 2017


Good practice in social prescribing for mental health: the role of nature-based interventions

BRAGG, R. and LECK, C. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 228. 2017


Gardens and health. Implications for policy and practice

The King’s Fund, David Buck 2016


Better Mental Health For All: A Public Health Approach to Mental Health Improvement. Faculty of Public Health and Mental Health Foundation 2016


A review of nature-based interventions for mental health care

Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 204.  BRAGG, R., ATKINS, G. 2016


Wellbeing benefits from natural environments rich in wildlife: A literature review for The Wildlife Trusts
Dr Rachel Bragg, Dr Carly Wood, Dr Jo Barton and Professor Jules Pretty, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, 2015


Sustainability in psychiatry - Occasional Paper 97
Royal College of Psychiatrists 2015


Should gardening be available on the NHS?
Royal Horticultural Society John MacLeod Lecture, Dr William Bird and Dr Matilda Van Den Bosch 2014


The Economic Benefits of Ecominds, a case study approach

Olivier Vardakoulias, nef consulting limited 2013. This report includes data drawn directly from Muddy Fork participants, albeit when we were 'Ecominds'.


Ecominds effects on mental wellbeing. An evaluation for Mind
Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood and Jo Barton, University of Essex

Healthy nature healthy people: 'contact with nature' as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations

Health Promotion International, Volume 21, Issue 1, 1 March 2006, Pages 45–54