Mental Health Awareness week draws to an end

May 14, 2021
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As we reach the end of #mentalhealthawarenessweek2021, we’ve had a chance to reflect on nature and mental health and the associated benefits and how we can #connectwithnature.

Did you know that research carried out by the Mental Health Foundation showed;

1/2 of UK adults said that being close to nature improved their mental health.

4/10 say it made them feel less worried or anxious.

Almost 2 thirds said being close to nature meant they experienced positive emotions.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek provides an opportunity to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.

The MHF’s top tips on connecting with nature to improve mental health are as follows;

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 

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Despite #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek drawing to a close, it's something we are keen to focus on continually, and with that in mind we wanted to take the opportunity to thank our Group Mental Health First Aiders who continue to support our teams all year round.

#matesinmind #wellbeingatwork #mentalhealthawareness  #MHAW2021