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    Health and wellbeing under COVID-19: The green covid survey


    Guzman, Viveka and Brace, Olta and Hewlett, Denise and Foley, Ronan and Garrido-Cumbrera, Marco (2020) Health and wellbeing under COVID-19: The green covid survey. Health and wellbeing under COVID-19: The greencovid survey, 53 (2).

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    Abstract

    Given the impact of COVID-19 on populations, especially under lockdown conditions, there has been more attention than ever focused on the role of nature, including green and blue spaces, to act as a form of health-enabler across societies. Access to green space, with its potential for physical activity and mental health support has been specifically identified within the literature as an important asset for neighbourhood and citizen health and wellbeing. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries have developed as part of their public health strategies, a series of lockdown measures in which citizens have either been confined to home, or at best, a small catchment area immediately surrounding their homes. AS part of a flurry of recent research on such relationships, the GreenCOVID study was carried out by a group of researchers in Spain, the UK and Ireland, all broadly operating to a similar framework and collecting information from the general adult population in each of the three countries. This short commentary introduces the survey alongside preliminary Irish results specifically focused on household characteristics, access to nearby green space as well as a measure of psychological wellbeing.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Guzman, Viveka & Garrido-Cumbrera, Marco & Braçe, Olta & Hewlett, Denise & Foley, Ronan. (2020). Health and wellbeing under COVID-19: The greencovid survey. Irish Geography. 53. 10.2014/igj.v53i2.1420.
    Keywords: mental health support; COVID-19; green space; wellbeing;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 15808
    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Foley
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 12:07
    Journal or Publication Title: Health and wellbeing under COVID-19: The greencovid survey
    Publisher: Irish Geography
    Refereed: Yes
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