Is body image a barrier to nature?

Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme this year is nature so lets delve deeper into what this means to each of us and how it can benefit our mental health. Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said:   “Our role each year for Mental Health Awareness Week is to start a national conversation on the…

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Suffolk’s Nature Spots

Suffolk has a wealth of places to soak up nature to improve your mental health, forest bathe or just enjoy being outside. Check out my favourite nature spots, routes and places below: Arger Fen An ancient woodland alongside fen meadow full of wildlife. Distance: 1.8km Time: 30mins-1hr Route map Covehithe Beach Walk among the ruins…

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Mental Health Resources

Throughout the pandemic many of us have struggled with the added pressures lockdown brought but as lockdown lifts we will see many of us suffering with mental health issues with the new normal. It’s ok to not be ok. We need to realise that our feelings are justified even if it feels like everyone around…

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Ecotherapy

This week you might hear the term Ecotherapy as an approach to tackle mental health issues and a way to reset the mind and body especially as this years Mental Health Awareness Month’s theme is nature. So what is it and how can it help you? According to Mind ecotherapy is a formal type of…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week for 2021 runs from the 10th to the 16th May and this year’s theme is nature! The week is lead by the Mental Health Foundation, their website gives details of what the week is about: “The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health and millions…

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A night on the wild side

Last year between lockdowns I set off with my old back packing rucksack full of out dated gear and headed out for a night on the wild side. Adventuring in the wild is for everyone, it doesn’t have to be expensive or in the most beautiful spots but a pretty location does make for a…

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National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month, it’s your chance to get active and enjoy a walk whether it’s some strolls in the park or tackling new terrain you can enjoy the month however you like. National Walking Month is the perfect time to revisit your favourite walks or to explore places you’ve never discovered before. So…

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THE GETOUTSIDE INTERVIEWS | CHARLOTTE DITCHBURN – PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY EXPLORER — SPLODZ BLOGZ

In today’s GetOutside interview I’m chatting to Charlotte Ditchburn, otherwise known as Public Rights of Way Explorer. Charlotte spends her time promoting and securing rights of way and access for walkers and riders (bikes and horses) in our countryside. THE GETOUTSIDE INTERVIEWS | CHARLOTTE DITCHBURN – PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY EXPLORER — SPLODZ BLOGZ Check…

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Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents that restrict or prohibit the use of the highway network, in line with The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Local Authorities must exercise their traffic regulation powers to secure the safe passage of all traffic on Public Rights of Way, including walkers, horse riders, cyclists and motor and…

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Stress Awareness Month

April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month 2021. The purpose of the month is to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or…

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