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Project protocol

Our research team recently published an article in BMC Public Health on the Open-Sky School protocol: Protocol for the Open Sky School: a two-arm clustered randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a nature-based intervention on mental health of elementary school children (PDF).

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Walking in nature against negative feelings

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention, her research team, and the Douglas Research Centre recently published an article on the effects of walking in nature on negative and positive affect in psychiatric patients suffering from severe depression disorders, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders (DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.08.121). This short video presents…

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Walking in nature decreases negative feelings among those diagnosed with major depressive disorder

PsyPost website published and article and a video explainer about our research. “A study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders investigated the relationship between walking in nature and emotional affect in those with major depressive disorder (MDD). Compared to urban settings, walking in nature successfully lowered levels of negative affect in those diagnosed…

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