This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week celebrates the importance of our human connections with nature in supporting our mental health, something that was keenly apparent in those lockdown weeks where a daily walk became vital to the coping strategies of many.

As a business (and individuals) lucky enough to work protecting some of the most beautiful natural areas of the UK, we recognise the benefits of access to nature for all, whether having the freedom to roam open countryside or simpler pleasures such as a reflection in a puddle or birdsong at dawn.

The Mental Health Foundation is working to ‘inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways’ and to ‘convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue, as well as an environmental one’. They want to hear our stories of how nature has supported our mental health – see Why Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week for how you can take part and #ConnectWithNature.


How will you connect today…?