We know that the places where we live, work and relax play a significant role in our health and wellbeing.
The evidence base on the links between place and health is well established. Place can help to create and support wellbeing health not only by supporting active lifestyles, but by influencing how we experience nature and, importantly, how we relate to and influence the world around us.
Place and health - social environments
Understanding a place - the people and the environment - allows locally informed approaches to be developed, drawing on all the assets and resources of a community and responding to the social economic and environmental potential of the place.