Introduction: The Good from Woods project
Chapter 1 Woodland wellbeing
Chapter 2 Framing complexity in wellbeing
Chapter 3 Assessing the affective in active spaces
Chapter 4 Natural Sources of Emotional Wellbeing
Chapter 5 Natural Sources of Social Wellbeing
Chapter 6 Natural Sources of Psychological Wellbeing
Chapter 7 Natural Sources of Physical Wellbeing
Chapter 8 Natural Sources of Biophilic Wellbeing
Chapter 9 Engineering /engendering woodland wellbeing
Chapter 10 Implications for woodland wellbeing practice and policy.
This book provides a framework for understanding the components of woodland wellbeing. Based around the collaborative project, Good from Woods, the book spotlights multiple case studies to explore how wellbeing and health are promoted in woodland settings and through woodland inspired activity. It illustrates forms of wellbeing through real examples of woodland practice and draws out implications for the design of programmes to support health and wellbeing across different client groups. Chapters discuss health and wellbeing from a variety of perspectives such as psychological, physical, social, emotional and biophilic wellbeing.
The book will be of great practical use to commissioners, providers and users of woodland based activity who want to take a deeper look into how trees, woods and forests support human health and happiness, as well as of interest to academics and students engaged in research in outdoor activities, urban forestry and natural health and wellbeing.
• Provides a framework for understanding the components of woodland wellbeing
• Spotlights multiple case studies to explore how wellbeing and health are promoted in woodland settings
• Accessible overview of the importance of relationship between the natural world and public health