ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciences
This project will evaluate the well being of NHS staff following exposure to a wild flower meadow.
It is increasingly evident that living and working in urbanised environments can have negative effects on Subjective Well-Being (SWB). Studies have shown that spending more time in green spaces can reduce the severity of stress-related symptoms and the number of work days lost to mental health related causes.
In collaboration with the Aneurin Bevan Health Board we will undertake a pilot project to determine the effect of gardening/ spending time in green spaces on the SWB of NHS staff. In the context of this project we will;
- Develop tools that can measure the association between staff wellbeing and different types of engagement with a wellbeing garden
- Design and build a staff-led well-being garden at Ystrad Mynach Hospital;
- Provide evidence for a future large-scale research project looking at associations between staff wellbeing and creation and use of wellbeing gardens at hospitals in Wales.
What is funded
For more information on what is funded in this studentship please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/kess2-mphil-in-social-and-biological-sciences-beewell-caerphilly
For more information on eligibility for this studentship please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/kess2-mphil-in-social-and-biological-sciences-beewell-caerphilly
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