5 March 2021

Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. It can:

  • Improve your mood
  • Reduce feelings of stress or anger
  • Help you take time out and feel more relaxed
  • Improve your physical health
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • Help you be more active
  • Help you make new connections
  • Provide peer support.

BBC2’s Winter Watch has some beautiful footage of nature: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p095jq8h

For more tips and ideas, visit: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/ideas-to-try-in-nature/