Updated: Feb 14, 2021
It's Blue Monday today, what's considered the most depressing day of the year. It's easy to feel blue during January but stepping out into nature is our very favourite way to reset.
For some however, feeling down or anxious can stretch beyond the winter months and they may even face barriers that might stop them from connecting with nature.
Whether you start small, ask for support or just do things you find relaxing; spending time in green spaces or the great outdoors can be a brilliant way to better your mood, reduce stress and improve physical health as well.
Not sure where to start? We've included some inspiration and ideas in the links below:
Help for anyone with a disability to start or continue gardening
Runs a network of Green Gyms across the UK
Kew Gardens outreach initiative that aims to bring people together to enjoy wildflowers and nature.
National organisation that upholds the rights and interests of the UK's allotment community.
Works to protect England's woods and forests. Includes a searchable directory.
Information on care farming and community growing projects, including a network of local farms.
Aims to protect and raise awareness of bumblebees
Lists walks and open gardens, parks and estates that you can visit
"Nature mends broken hearts, cluttered minds and troubled Souls" ~ Ōrphic Flux
For further information on formal Ecotherapy programs and to learn how nature can benefit mental health, have a look at the Mind Website