Creativity, nature and mental health activity

Coronavirus may have kept us apart – but creativity and nature can bring us together.

From forests and rivers, to parks and gardens, to window boxes or even house plants, we can find nature wherever we are. Interacting with nature can be not just enjoyable, but also beneficial to our mental health and wellbeing.

Creativity, nature and mental health activity

So this winter we want to get the nation out into nature and connecting with each other through their creativity.

When you get out and about into nature make sure you are doing it in line with the Government advice which is designed to keep us safe. Remember that it is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live: more details and up to date information here.

How to get involved

  1. Get into nature and capture what you see by photography, sketching or painting.
  2. If you can't get into nature, then colour in the tree template - you can print it out or colour it in digitall.y.
  3. Share your creations on social media using the hashtag #ThrivingWithNature and tagging @mentalhealth on Twitter and @mentalhealthfoundation on Instagram and Facebook.

We can't wait to see what you get up to!

Download the tree template

Thriving with Nature guidebook

A guide for everyone. Making the most of the UK's natural spaces for our mental health and wellbeing.

Download the guide


We need your help

Your donation can help the Mental Health Foundation champion good mental health for all and continue to use creativity in our Programmes as a tool to create connection and tackle loneliness.

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