Government backs research on the link between nature and mental health

Seven centres will test how to support patients using green activities, including walking and cycling and tree planting

EnergyMind launches campaign to support mental wellbeing in the energy sector

The ‘Take Ten Minutes’ initiative aims to encourage those working in the sector to take ten minutes to check in with a colleague, or for themselves

Air pollution could cause ‘substantial harm to mental health’

That’s the conclusion reached in new research from UCL, which studied data from 16 countries to observe the link between harmful fumes in the air people breathe and the unseen health risks that can potentially result

Air pollution exposure ‘linked to depression and schizophrenia’

New research has found a ‘significant link’ between exposure to environmental pollution and mental health, especially in childhood

Beer, tea and mental health – they’re all affected by climate change!

This year’s Green GB Week – designed to raise understanding of how businesses and the public can contribute to tackling climate change – is running from 4th to 8th November

Mental illness
Could air pollution be causing psychosis?

A new scientific study suggests toxic fumes are likely to be a contributory factor to the higher incidences of mental illness in urban areas

Young people most at risk in a flood, Environment Agency warns

Its research found 18 to 34-year olds are least likely to know if the area where they live is at risk of flooding and how to protect their homes and possessions

Climate change ‘could cause suicide rates to soar by 2050’

Researchers say global warming could result in 40,000 additional suicides across Mexico and the US