The Mental Health Foundation, for which I was planning on running the Great North Run 2020 for ( but now postponed to 2021) found through a long-term study, Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic, that six in ten UK adults (62 per cent) who had felt stress because of COVID-19 said going for a walk had helped them to cope – making it the most popular activity of all those listed in the survey. Meanwhile, almost half of UK adults surveyed (47 per cent) who had felt stress because of COVID-19 said that being able to visit green spaces had helped them to cope.
Taking this on board, the Mental Health Foundation with WWF UK have produced a free resource ‘Thriving With Nature’.
This guide aims to raise awareness and open conversations about mental health and our relationship with nature. This is just another piece of evidence to support the fact, which we as a group already know, being with nature, developing a nature connection has a positive supporting effect on our mental wellbeing.
Grab you free copy of this guidebook here.