Broadcaster and naturalist Steve Backshall calls on the government to direct NHS funds towards helping people access green spaces and the coastline to tackle obesity and mental health issues. The funds requested would amount to 1% of NHS England’s £1.8bn public health budget. The proposal is one of 10 laid out by 26 nature organisations, including the RSPB, National Trust and Wildlife Trusts, in a report published on Tuesday

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Source: Guardian Environment