Category: Mental Health Awareness

Water works wonders

We all know blue spaces have an array of benefits for our mental and physical health, if you don’t know about these then head over and read my blog on how I discovered the benefits of blue spaces. Recently I headed up to the Lake District to see family and took some time to relax…

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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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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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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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