Post Green Spaces 05 June 1

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, we have seen an increase in stress, poor mental health, gender violence and calls for divorce. The confinement together with the economic downturn, resulting in many lay-offs, are some of the obvious causes.
Numerous studies have shown that the presence of greenness and visits to green space can reduce stress and improve restoration of the brain, and thereby improve mental health (Gascon et al 2015). Green space is essential for good physical and mental health.