Wellbeing and Mental Health Support
What are the goals for the week?
We have two clear aims. Firstly, to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. Secondly, 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.
2021 is going be a huge year for nature: a new Environment Bill will go through the UK Parliament which will shape the natural world for generations to come; the UK will host the G7 nations where creating a greener future will be a key priority and a historic international UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be hosted in Glasgow in November.
There could not be a more important time to understand the links between nature and mental health.
It's Children's Mental Health Week all this week and we've got the rundown on all you need to know.
This year's theme is 'Express Yourself' and is focused on getting children and adults to find creative ways to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions through activities like music, art, dance or photography.
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