The NHS recommends 5 steps to mental wellbeing and we can certainly help you achieve these steps!
- Connect with people
- This has been incredibly difficult with lockdowns and tier restrictions but remember, even in tier 3 you can meet with up to 6 people in selected outdoor public place as long as you observe social distancing and do not travel in and out of tier 3 areas. These outdoor public places include: parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests. Public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them) and allotments. The grounds of a heritage site, outdoor sports courts and facilities, and playgrounds so our reserves are included.
- Be physically active
- Walking is an ideal way to get active as it is accessible for all abilities and all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes! Several of our reserves have waymarked trails so it is easy to find your way. We are growing the number of walking trails to follow here.
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- We are a charity and receive no government funding. We care for 65 reserves across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull as well as working in the wider area. Membership or even a one off donation can make a huge difference to what we are able to do for wildlife and people. Find out more about our work here.
- Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
- Stopping and listening on a nature reserve is one of the best ways to practice mindfulness. Go on, get absorbed in nature…