With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week there is no better time to take yourself outside and enjoy nature.
The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 6 of us will have experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. When you think about the people that surround you every day that can be a scary statistic.
The good news is that there’s something free and easily accessible that can help. A recent report from Natural England outlines the evidence that there is a positive relationship between exposure to natural environments and improvements in mental health. Spending time in nature can restore your attention and improve concentration, reduce stress, and improve your mood.