Geocaching

We all loved a treasure hunt as a child even if it was just the annual Easter egg hunt around the garden. Well, you can relive that treasure hunt joy into adult life too or see the kids faces light up as they try this activity out. So Geocaching, what is it? Its a treasure…

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Hill and Moorland Leader Training

Two weeks ago I attended my Hill and Moorland Leader Training in the Lake District. I had a brilliant time and can’t wait to get stuck into my consolidation walks to build on the skills taught at the training. The Hill and Moorland Leader qualification is a nationally accredited scheme developed and administered by the…

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Perks of Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has soared in popularity over the last year with the lockdowns meaning we’ve had to find fun on our doorsteps. I joined the many people trying out SUP having my first lesson last September and then purchasing my own board in November. Paddle boarding has given me a new outlet for…

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National Map Reading Week

This week is National Map Reading Week! This is a chance to learn some new skills or brush up those trusty navigation tools. Maps unlock the world around us from planning your walks, giving others directions or finding hidden gems the key skills of map reading are pretty simple and easy to learn. National Map…

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Wellness in the Water

I remember hot summers in the Lake District, swimming in lakes, tarns and rivers. I loved the water, my family had a Canadian canoe and we spent many happy hours pootling about on Derwent Water and exploring the islands where, my favorite book at the time Swallows and Amazons, was based. I went on to…

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Mental Wealth

As today is the final day of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 let’s finish on a positive note. Mental wealth is a term that covers both mental health and wellbeing. All too often when we talk about mental health, we associate it with negative stigmas. What do you think of when you hear the term…

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Access to Nature

The mental health benefits of immersing ourselves in our natural environment via green spaces and the countryside are becoming increasingly understood by health care professionals giving us green prescriptions as well as the average person. These natural environments have a huge benefit to our psychological and emotional wellbeing, this has been highlighted throughout the last…

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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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