Promoting green health

Sharing good practice examples of promotional initiatives, and providing communications materials to help you promote green health.

A key objective of Our Natural Health Service is to raise awareness of the benefits and opportunities to use the outdoors to foster better health and well-being.

NatureScot is working with a range of partners to get the message across to target audiences – see the communications materials that have been developed and feel free to make use of them.


NatureScot and Young Scot launched a campaign in 2018 inspiring young women to get outside. Freshspace, has been co-designed by young women to highlight and address the issues that stop girls spending time outdoors. The project aims to promote the range of health and wellbeing benefits that our natural environment can provide for teenage girls aged 14-18 in Scotland, and includes a series of unique animations. Visit the Young Scot website Freshspace Animation Series Page to learn more. 

Green exercise animations

Designed to be used in health care settings such as health centre reception areas, these short animated films promote the range of health benefits of being in, and being active in, the outdoors.

Generic animation – applicable across Scotland

Promoting green exercise in Scotland.
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Making more use of Scotland’s outdoors as Our Natural Health Service - a short animation promoting the use of local green spaces by all ages and abilities to contribute to health and wellbeing.

Green Health Week - use these graphics for promotion

Go to the Green Health Week graphics to help promote Green Health Week, and 5 ways to Wellbeing in Nature.

Green health infographics

Based on the current evidence base, this set of infographics aims to convey key messages about the benefits of green exercise, and how it can help address physical, mental and social health issues.

Find out more

NatureScot Research Report - Development of a quality assurance / kitemarking system for nature-based health projects and programmes 2018

NHS Greenspace – films, talking heads and case studies

Dundee Family Fresh Air Club - YouTube film describing this project from the Dundee Green Health Partnership

Listen to our latest Podcast 'Mountain Biking Trail Therapy: Our Natural Health Service in practice, with Paul MacFarlane'

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