Health & Wellbeing

We all know the importance of looking after ourselves. But did you know that looking after yourself can benefit our natual world? And that any improvements to our natural world can in turn benefit our health? In these articles we take a look at how our health and wellbeing connects us all to nature.

Latest Health and Wellbeing Articles

Waterfall trail at Glenariff Forest Park in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Over 100 forests to explore

Forests help to slow down climate change and there are over 100 forests you can visit in Northern Ireland. Public facilities are continually improved with

How air pollution is affecting the environment

Air pollution is recognised as a major cause of biodiversity loss UK-wide affecting a range of habitats and species, including at sensitive, protected sites. Learn how air pollution is affecting these sites in Northern Ireland and how it’s being managed.

Air Pollution

Find out what air pollution is, how it affects our health, the environment and how it’s monitored and controlled in Northern Ireland. See tips on what you can do to reduce air pollution and if you have a condition like Asthma, did you know that you can check air quality levels daily? Details are in the articles below.

How air pollution is affecting the environment

Air pollution is recognised as a major cause of biodiversity loss UK-wide affecting a range of habitats and species, including at sensitive, protected sites. Learn how air pollution is affecting these sites in Northern Ireland and how it’s being managed.

Spare The Air

Spare The Air

Air quality in Northern Ireland is generally better now than it has been at any time since before the Industrial Revolution. These improvements have been achieved

It’s estimated that 400,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with some form of persistent pain (also known as chronic pain). We’re sharing resources and stories below designed to inform everyone about pain management practices. 

Living with Fibromyalgia

Living with Fibromyalgia

Living with Fibromyalgia is often referred to as an invisible illness, the pain and chronic fatigue are not always obvious at first

How to Sleep Well With Pain

How to Sleep Well With Pain

It’s very common to find that poor sleep makes your pain seem worse. You can find yourself in a vicious cycle where pain makes sleeping difficult, and poor sleep worsens pain.

Pacing for Pain Management

Pacing for Pain Management

Pacing for Pain Management is a daily challenge and sometimes even standing up can be painful. Here are a few things that might help.