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'Nature' being prescribed by GPs in Shetland

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"'Nature' being prescribed by GPs in Shetland

Nature prescriptions such as picking up driftwood from a beach are being offered by GPs in Shetland in what is believed to be a UK first.

NHS Shetland and RSPB Scotland have teamed up for the pioneering initiative.

Listening to birdsong and taking a walk are among the other ideas being suggested to patients.

It is hoped it could help tackle a range of conditions such as high blood pressure and anxiety. ... ". 


Many autistic people suffer from anxiety, do any of you think that greater exposure to 'nature' would be of therapeutic value to autistic people?



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A community woodland in my town runs a weekly Ecotherapy session.

Also see this post in another thread: 'Nature became a support system': How autism helped me campaign for wildlife

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