With figures showing that depression in adults has more than doubled in early 2021 compared with levels recorded before the beginning of the pandemic and 45% of individuals reporting that being in green spaces is vital to their wellbeing, we’re proudly supporting Mental Health Awareness Week this year and promoting the call to ‘Connect with Nature’.
Evidence shows that being in nature is good for our mental health and can help prevent mental health issues and as restrictions begin to lift across the UK, along with the onset of Spring, we’re encourage our people to take some time to get ‘back to nature’. This can simply be helped by walking a different route to work or local shops, or by exercising in a garden or local park. We’re also bringing the nature to those who are struggling to connect by distributing seeded paper embedded with a mixture of wildflower seeds that when nurtured, sprout and grow. We’re hoping that this initiative will encourage and help staff to reconnect with nature and the environment and vitally get fresh air.
To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme, click here