Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing and Hands-on Contact with Nature: Perceptions of Principals and Teachers

By Cecily Maller and Mardie Townsend.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper reports on a pilot survey exploring the potential mental health benefits for children from hands-on contact with nature via sustainability education or other nature-based activities.

Keywords: Nature, Mental Health, Children, Hands-on Contact, Sustainability Education

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.359-372. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1022.034KB).

Dr Cecily Maller

Cecily Maller has an honours degree in Australian environmental studies, and has worked in local and state government. Since 2001 she has been researching the human health benefits of contact with nature, and is currently completing her PhD at Deakin University, Melbourne, on hands-on contact with nature and children's mental health and wellbeing.

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