How can connection with Nature help with our Mental Health?

Mental Health Awareness Week 10th - 16th May

The theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. Around ¼ of people in the UK will experience a mental health issue every year. The goal of Mental Health Awareness Week is to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma around the topic to make people feel more comfortable asking for help.

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Here at Everyday Phenomenal we believe that wellness is such an important aspect of life so here are some simple tips to help raise the awareness about mental health and maintain your personal wellness:

  1. Don’t be afraid to open up about your experience with the people around you
  2. Schedule regular check-ins with your mental health
  3. Encourage kind language and make sure the people around you do the same
  4. Use your time to educate yourself about mental illness and learn more about how you can help 
  5. Be aware and in control when using social media

How can nature benefit us?

  1. Exposure to nature makes you feel better emotionally
  2. It contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure and heart rate
  3. Nature helps us cope with pain
  4. Time in nature increases our ability to pay attention
  5. Living in an area surrounded by nature gives us stronger feelings of belonging

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