01 Mar, 2022

How can nature benefit my mental health?


Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. It can:

  • Improve your mood

  • Reduce feelings of stress or anger

  • Help you take time out and feel more relaxed

  • Improve your physical health

  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem

  • Help you be more active

  • Help you make new connections

  • Provide peer support.

We all have different experiences of nature, and different reasons for wanting to connect with it more – or feeling unsure about whether to try. You might find you get something completely different from one activity compared to someone else.

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