Mental Health Awareness 2021
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is ‘Nature.’ People across the country are celebrating the mental health benefits of nature in creative ways. Posts this week focus on trying new things in nature, with suggestions for everyone.
Research from the Mental Health Organisation UK shows that connecting with nature helps with issues like anxiety and sadness. Activities like ecotherapy, involving outdoor activities, can help with depression due to exercise, social interaction, and exposure to the outdoors. Nature also benefits those with seasonal affective disorder and other mental health issues, improving sleep and overall wellbeing.