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We commissioned two case studies from the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex, one urban and one rural, to examine the physical and mental health benefits of environmental improvements carried out by the Environment Agency and partners. Both sites provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation in natural spaces that include water.