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Mental Health Awareness Week - connecting with nature
Created: 29/04/2021, Updated: 04/05/2021
Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10 - 16 May 2021, and is an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.
This year the Mental Health Foundation, who lead on the campaign, want people to notice nature and try to make a habit of connecting to nature every day. Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections.
People, organisations, and communities are encouraged to share images/videos/or just sound recordings of nature on your doorstep (and how this made you feel) on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
MH Foundation will update its website soon with campaign resources for people to access.
To support Mental Health Awareness Week, Fife Health Promotion Service in partnership with a range of services has organised a number of drop-in sessions on MS Teams throughout the week to support workers and practitioners in Fife. These sessions aim to provide more information about the campaign, local support available, and ideas about how we can connect with nature in Fife.
These sessions include:
Mental Health Awareness Week launch
Grow Your Own
Gardening and Nature
Wellbeing and Nature
If you would like to join one of the drop-in sessions or have any further questions, please e-mail Health Promotion Information and Resources Centre at [email protected]
The Service has prepared an information pack which highlights the key messages from the national campaign and provides details about activities and resources available in Fife.