Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review

It is commonly believed that nature has positive impacts on children’s health, including physical, mental, and social dimensions. This paper systematically reviewed how accessibility to, exposure to, and engagement with nature affects the mental health of children and teenagers. The review was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of HEAL researchers, including Suzanne Tillmann (lead author), Dr. Danielle […]

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HEAL Director Gilliland a Fellow of the University of Otago

Dr. Jason Gilliland was honoured as the 2018 William Evans Fellow from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr. Gilliland visited the University of Otago in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand earlier this year, where he spent time networking, advising and developing collaborations with faculty and grad students at the University. During his […]

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Creative Collaborations in Education for Healthy Outcomes

In this engaging presentation, titled Creative Collaborations in Education for Health Outcomes!, Rachel Schofield Martin presents many innovative ideas for nutrition and health education being deployed and tested in District scolaire francohpone Sud – Nouveau Brunswick. The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of […]

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