Going Outdoors: Gathering Research Evidence on Environment and Exercise
ICEP Europe are working in collaboration with Clarisford Park, University of Limerick, Mental Health Ireland, and the University of Wolverhampton, amongst others, on GoGreenEX. This community based interdisciplinary intervention is aimed at promoting positive mental health through contact with the natural environment.
This research is being undertaken by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who are investigating both the potential of “green” (being outdoors in the natural environment) and “blue” (i.e in, on, under, or near water) spaces to promote physical activity, positive mental health and wellbeing, as well as evaluating the potentials mechanisms underlying these effects.
2016 – 2018
The project is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme.