Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May 2021)

This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. Over the past year there have been periods of time when we have been unable to go outside, that is why the Mental Health Foundation are putting a focus on nature; for us to all get back out there and enjoy the natural wonders of the world.

During long months of the pandemic, millions of people turned to nature and the Mental Health Foundation research showed that going for walks outside was one of the top coping strategies. 45% of people reported that being in green spaces had been vital for their mental health.

There are some great top tips that the Mental Health Foundation have suggested, take a look for yourself below:

  1. Find nature wherever you are

  2. Connect with nature using all of your senses

  3. Get out into nature

  4. Bring nature to you

  5. Exercise in nature

  6. Combine nature with creativity

  7. Protect nature

All of these top tips are explained, if you just click here

There’s also a great video explaining Mental Health Awareness week, just click the link here 

Don’t forget that there’s always someone there to support you if you feel like you need support with your mental health:

Samaritans 

116 123

www.samaritans.org.uk

Mind

0300 123 3393

www.mind.org.uk

Live Well Stay Well (Buckinghamshire)

01628 857311

www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk

parkwood.livewellstaywell@nhs.net

Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May 2021)