Stories of nature connections

Stories are central to how people make sense of their experiences, and are a common way to share these with others. They are thought to bring greater depth of meaning, context and perspective to lived experiences, an important consideration when trying to understand the impact of an intervention.

The stories presented here reflect the experiences of people involved in the Creating Natural Connections project, such as volunteers, participants in nature walks, project staff and trainees. Using a narrative enquiry approach, we interviewed people in November 2022, with the twofold aim of evaluating the impact of the project, and testing narrative enquiry as a method of evaluation.