Resonate (Building individual and community resilience through nature-based therapies) is a four-year Research and Innovation project funded by Horizon Europe examining the health, environmental, economic and social impacts of so-called ‘green care’, ‘nature-based social prescribing’ or ‘Nature-based Therapy (NbT)’ interventions. The project includes a review of interventions globally, nine NbT Case Studies, and three Social Innovation Actions which will develop nature-based resilience hubs to demonstrate best-practice for scaling-up and scaling-out successful interventions. The goal is to provide practical guidelines and tools for NbT implementation and is expected to have a significant impact on the future development and use of NbTs in health and social care across Europe. Resonate is co-ordinated by the University of Vienna.
EuroHealthNet is leading a Work Package analysing the health equity impacts of the project’s case studies, and developing greater clarity about the concerns, challenges, barriers, needs, and opportunities of nature-based therapy to improve health and wellbeing, to be able to provide guidance to health professionals and to increase nature-based therapy uptake.