Evaluation of The Bay, an eco-therapy project

Front cover of final report Exploring green social prescriptions and community events to support mental health and enhance the environment

The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery is a multi-agency partnership between The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The Eden Project, and Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.  It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation in Morecambe Bay’s communities while also delivering ecological benefits.

I worked as Lancaster University’s Research Associate for an evaluation of the first 19 months of the project’s work, funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery.  I was responsible for interviewing stakeholders, creating surveys and running focus groups, along with analysis of all data generated by the evaluation and by the project’s own monitoring and evaluation processes.

You can download a summary of our report here, or the whole evaluation report here.