Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

For so many of us, the last year has been tough on our mental health. We know that many people have struggled, and the impact of COVID has affected how people can access the support they need.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

The aims for this year's campaign are:

To inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health.

Convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one.

During long months of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature. Research shows that going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health.

Websites which showed footage from webcams of wildlife saw hits increase by over 2000%.

Wider studies also found that during lockdowns, people not only spent more time in nature but were noticing it more.

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