It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. This year the Mental Health Foundation want as many people as possible – individuals, communities and governments – to think about connecting with nature and how nature can improve our mental health. You can download top tips on connecting with nature to improve your mental health here
Why was Nature chosen as the theme for the Week?
The theme was chosen because being in nature is known to be an effective way of tackling mental health problems and of protecting our wellbeing.
This seemed particularly important this year – in the year of a pandemic. Our own research has shown that being in nature has been one of the most popular ways the public have tried to sustain good mental health at a challenging time.
Do you want to learn more about Mental Health?
Essential 6 deliver the prestigious Mental Health First Aid England course and qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix
Book your space on the next course here