From 10th – 16th May 2021 it is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is ‘Nature’.
As many of us have found throughout the pandemic, nature is central to our psychological and emotional health.
Professionals within the Health profession contend that it is almost impossible to realise good mental health without us developing a greater connection to nature, as it is able to console us at times of stress. Not only that, but it increases our creativity, our empathy, and can make us ‘positively’ gather, order, and contextualise our thoughts.
Unfortunately, research also suggests that Teenagers, in particular, appear to be less connected with nature.
Does this mean that we have to form greater connections with our ‘youth’?
Perhaps the lesson here is that the adults amongst us, provide a stronger lead and ensure that we identify opportunities for us all to ‘embrace’ nature and gain the benefits.
If you haven’t already done so ….. please take some time to find your ‘space’ and place within nature.
There are some wonderful locations to seek a period of peace and tranquility within the UK.
I’m sure that it will only be of benefit!