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"I Just Need Some Time at the Sea":- Wellbeing and the Coast as Therapeutic Landscape

"I Just Need Some Time at the Sea":- Wellbeing and the Coast as Therapeutic Landscape

Kelly, Catherine (2016) "I Just Need Some Time at the Sea":- Wellbeing and the Coast as Therapeutic Landscape. In: Society and the Sea, 15-16 September 2016, Greenwich Maritime Centre, University of Greenwich, London UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

For hundreds of years the sea has been a place of sanctuary and retreat for humans needing escape, rejuvenation and renewal. This paper examines some of the context of the coast from a therapeutic landscape perspective. Narratives of the ‘sea as healer’ will be explored in the context of the everyday and the visitor/tourist. A multi-dimensional case study of Brighton will be examined as policy-practice-experience examples of a coastal-wellbeing location. Pilot research findings from work undertaken auditing outdoor/nature based green-wellbeing work in Brighton will be presented, along with an examination of how children learn and engage with the sea for their overall wellbeing. Brighton is uniquely, a UNESCO designated Biosphere, the first in the UK to include countryside, a city and the coast – presenting opportunities for living coastal wellbeing to be incorporated into wider policy sustainability and wellness narratives.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wellbeing and the sea; Coastal wellbeing; Therapeutic landscapes; Wild beach school
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 16:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16187

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