Project: The health-promoting values and effects of the forest
The intention is to explore and describe people's experiences of the forest and its importance for health and well-being.
Project manager Susanne Knutsson Other project members Ulrica Hörberg and Johan Bergh, Linnaeus University Financier Södra, IKEA and Linnaeus University Timetable 1 April 2023– Subject Caring Science (Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) and Forestry and Wood Technology (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology).
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We know today that the forest is important for us humans. But, we need more knowledge about what it is in the forest that is important, why it is important and how.
The purpose of this project is to explore and describe people's experiences of the forest and forest habitat and its importance for well-being and health. People who participate are those who have stayed in a forest accommodation for a few days. The intention of the project is that the result can contribute to highlighting the forest's value for human health and well-being and to develop concrete health-promoting measures and treatments for certain disease states that can increase human health in everyday life.