Design community spaces to promote mental health
How to implement
- Design community spaces to promote the comfort and wellbeing of all members.1
Try this: To enhance mental health in indoor and outdoor spaces, consider how changes can be made to lighting, temperature, nature (e.g., planting trees, greenery), color and art.
Simon Fraser University developed a guide on enhancing wellbeing through physical spaces
Did you know: Changing the physical environment for individuals experiencing mental illness may require re-location to another area (e.g., moving to another neighbourhood to reduce emotional triggers that encourage substance misuse or lead to emotional distress) and/or modifying current living arrangements (e.g., making changes to one’s current home, such as removing emotionally distressing items).1