Topic: Public health


Green spaces and mental health – a personal perspective from Finland

The importance of green spaces – and blue spaces – for our mental health has become ever more pronounced in the last few years. In this article, Suvi Loponen reflects on some of her personal observations of the importance of green spaces and the differences between Finland and Scotland.

Scotland Blog-article

Community sports facilities – a tale from Glen Eira

Increasingly, councils are tasked with balancing the health and wellbeing benefits of their community sports assets with a tougher financial outlook. In this article, Glen Eira City Council, Australia, shares how they’ve risen to the challenge while redeveloping an old swimming pool.

Australia Blog-article With case study

Health, social care and public health round-up: March 2023

This round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. Highlights from this month’s edition include updates on adult social care funding, Scotland’s National Health Care system, funding for swimming pools, and increase delays in hospital discharge.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing