Greenspace and Wellbeing event 13 February 2008. Dr William Bird Strategic Health Advisor Natural England. The Natural Environment and Health.
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Dr William Bird Strategic Health Advisor
The Prime Minister Jan 2008
1 in 5 under 16yr olds have a mental disorder
By 2020 the WHO claims that depression will be the second most prevalent cause of ill health
The total cost to the economy is £75 billion
(£12 billion to NHS)Mental Illness
Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: A new direction for community services: DH White Paper 2005
Promoting Healthy Food Choice
Building Physical Activity into Our Lives
Creating Incentives for better health
Personalised Advice and Support
“The challenge is to make politicians work for an environment that promotes walking, and to call on doctors to encourage patients to walk…”