shirley wrote an article 'forest therapy: reconnecting with nature' for the autumn edition of the native woodland trust magazine

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You can read the article here. 

 

SHIRLEY GLEESON PRESENTED AT THE 2017 NATURE CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

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You can view the programme here

Nature, Health, AND WELLBEING IRELAND present at the international conference on landscape and human health

 

Our groundbreaking feasibility research was presented at a major international conference in Vienna. Check out our abstract on p 57.

 

nature, health, & wellbeing ireland deliver 'inspiring' workshop on The Therapeutic Use of Nature in Promoting Mental Health

 

We gave a workshop at the third Festival of Outdoor Learning on April 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in the stunning Kerry Mountains!

 

 

NATURE, HEALTH, & WELLBEING IRELAND FEATURES IN THE IRISH TIMES IN AN ARTICLE ON WINTER WELLBEING

 

You can read the article here

 

Nature, Health, & Wellbeing Ireland involved with Woodlands for Health Project

The Woodlands for Health project was originally set up in 2012 in conjunction with Coillte and Wicklow Mental Health Services. It offers 12 weekly woodlands walks to mental health service users. The programme is modelled on the Branching Out Project in Scotland. Shirley was delighted to be asked to facilitate a couple of these walks for the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area using mindfulness in nature techniques.

 

nature, Health, & Wellbeing Ireland features in the irish times in an article on ecotherapy

 

You can read the article here.

 

FOrest therapy article features on bressie's a lust for life website

To read this article click here.

the irish times reference our new green PRESCRIPTION INITIATIVE 

The Irish Times published an article - Why a woodland walk is good for your head  in the Environment Section. This details our new Green Prescription initiative which is to be launched in February 2016. We have three referral routes to the programme: an indication of interest from the potential participant themselves, primary care referral, and GP referral. This is an evidenced based mental health recovery orientated intervention. To read the article click here.

 

crann article

The winter 2015 edition of Crann featured an article on our work. To read it click here.

dublin city fm interview

On November 18th, Gerard Counihan interviewed Shirley for his radio show Leisure Activities where she discussed Ecotherapy, wellbeing, and mental health. You can listen to an audio file of the interview here.


presentation at INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH conference 2015 in croke park, dublin


On October 13th, we delivered a presentation titled Green agenda: the benefits of nature contact for physical, mental and social wellbeing.

You can listen to a audio file of the presentation here and view the slides here.


 

Irish Times article

The Irish Times interviewed us regarding the new DLR Nature for Health Group. A link to article can be found here.

  Founding members of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) Nature for Health group, Diarmuid McAree, forest consultant, Shirley Gleeson, social worker, and Donal O’Keeffe, research psychologist

 

Founding members of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) Nature for Health group, Diarmuid McAree, forest consultant, Shirley Gleeson, social worker, and Donal O’Keeffe, research psychologist

The Irish Times noted first meeting of new Nature for Health Group in Dun Laoghaire.

 

Southside people publication

Southside People publishes article on new Nature for Health Group in Dun Laoghaire. See here page 13.