Mental Health Awareness Week
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.
Top tips for Connecting with Nature
Some top tips on how you can build your own connection with nature
Podcasts, blogs and videos
Discover stories of people connecting with nature to benefit their mental health
Why Nature was the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Our Chief Executive explains why we chose 'nature' as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.
Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health
Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.
Mental Health and Nature Policy Briefing for England
This policy briefing builds on the evidence set out in our Nature research report to propose some priority policy areas for England.
Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health Scotland
Mental Health and Nature - Policy Recommendations – how much we notice, think about, and appreciate our natural surroundings.
Policy Briefing for Wales
This policy briefing builds on the evidence set out in our Nature research report to propose some priority policy areas for Wales.
There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week and #ConnectWithNature.
We have a range of resources to help you celebrate the week, including social media graphics and posters.
Take Action, Get Active
Get active and explore nature, whilst raising vital funds for the Mental Health Foundation.
Connect with Nature School Pack
Our school pack will provide the materials and resources needed to support pupils to connect with nature in a meaningful way.
Use our downloadable journal to document how you feel before and after connecting with nature.