Greener on the Outside for Prisons - Evaluation

Prisons and Probation

This project adds value to the current GOOP programme by offering a programme of activity aiming to explore the synergistic benefits of engaging in physical activities while simultaneously being exposed to nature within North West prison establishments. In particular, it explored how participation in the GOOP programme results in positive outcomes for prisoners’ physical and mental health and wellbeing, concurrent with improved resettlement opportunities.

Lead Investigator

Dr Mark Dooris

Project Staff

Michelle Baybutt


Public Sector Prisons North West

Funding Organisation

Public Sector Prisons North West (£10,700)

Public Outputs

None as yet.


October 2012 – July 2013