Did you know approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year?
10-16 May marks Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of mental health conditions. The theme of the week for 2021 will focus on connecting with nature and the benefits nature can have on our wellbeing.
During the pandemic, going for a walk outside was one of the top coping strategies. 45% of people reported that access to green spaces has been vital for maintaining and improving their mental health during the past year.
Supporting people to connect with nature
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any point in life, including someone with a learning disability and/or autism.
Throughout the past year, one of the many ways our teams have supported people to look after their wellbeing was by taking walks in their local area and getting stuck into gardening projects.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we've gathered a few of our favourite photos to share of people we support talking walks in their local areas and getting stuck into garden projects.
Mental Health Support
For further information and advice on mental health and for additional support visit:
- Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
- Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
- Mental Health UK: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/