March 20, 2023

Mental health and nature: more implementation research needed

We agree that expanding social programmes from pilot to policy needs ongoing research to quantify the consequences (A. M. Mobarak Nature 609, 892–894; 2022). The therapeutic effects of exposure to natural environments to improve mental health should be monitored. Research should track the social, ecological and political effects of encouraging park visits. Conservation and mental-health benefits must also be maximized.

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The authors declare no competing interest.

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