Spotlight on Healthy Happy Places

This page features blogs and case studies from the Healthy Happy Places team, and expert guest bloggers, who explore a range of topics showcasing perspectives from mental health, architecture and urban planning.

The threat of Climate Change on health and wellbeing, Timothy Crawshaw

In the first blog of a series, Timothy Crawshaw reflects on the COP26 conference and the recurrent theme of the threat of climate change on health and wellbeing. Tim explains how this is closely linked to the aims of the Healthy Happy Places programme and presents fascinating research evidencing the impact of the climate emergency on poor health and wellbeing outcomes, leading to inequalities.

Timothy Crawshaw is President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI),  International Planning and Development Consultant at Crawshaw Urban Design, and Chair of Tees Valley Nature Partnership. He is working in partnership with AHSN NENC Programme Manager, Dr Rachel Turnbull, and the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Service (ICS), to deliver the Healthy Happy Places programme.