The decline in connection to the great outdoors has been linked to a number of mental and physical health concerns in children including obesity, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, poor cognitive development, low self-esteem, stress and even depression. These health conditions, resulting from children’s disconnection from the natural world, are metaphorically known as the “nature deficit disorder”.

Learn what community groups are doing on the Sydney Northern Beaches to address the nature deficit disorder: http://www.pressreader.com/australia/manly-daily/20170401/281990377364638

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