Well-being and place

The increasing physical and mental illness burden on healthcare systems, coupled with the neoliberal de-institutionalisation and privatisation of care, has led to a growing preoccupation in contemporary societies with the ways our everyday environments relate to wellbeing, happiness and quality of life.

With the exploration of the environment as a site for disease prevention and health promotion a priority at WUR, research in this subtheme contributes to the person/environment/health complex through a particular focus on everyday lived experience and its attendant politics.

The research contributes important knowledge about the subjective therapeutic benefits of non-medical spaces of care and support, be they nature-based landscapes or urban environments.

Research projects on Well-being and place

Recent publications on Well-being and place