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Nature's prescription

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Nature's prescription

Nature’s prescription: how harnessing nature can help you feel better  Doctors in Shetland have started prescribing nature to patients in a joint project developed by NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland. The new scheme recognises the important role being outdoors and in nature can play in improving our physical and mental health, and our sense of overall well being.  Nature prescriptions are designed to be part of an overall treatment plan, working alongside drugs and other therapies to help patients achieve good health.  So this week, we thought we’d celebrate some of the health benefits of spending more time in nature...

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