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.


A series of unique animations have been produced by NatureScot and Young Scot aimed at encouraging girls aged between 14 and 18 to make use of their local greenspaces and outdoor spaces. The project involved teenage girls in the design of the animations which can be shared via social media. Please feel free to use #GirlsGetOot, and a toolkit has also been produced to help partners to promote these materials through their networks.

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. (Click for a full description)

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 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.

Image resource

Collection of images that can be used to illustrate and promote green health – coming soon!

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

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