TalkBack - Summer 2021

Dear Supporter,

Welcome to the Summer edition of Talkback!

This May we hosted the 21st Mental Health Awareness Week, a
week where we encourage everyone to start a conversation about the
importance of protecting our mental health. This year’s theme, Nature,
was chosen because being in nature is known to be an effective way of
addressing mental health problems and protecting our wellbeing.
 
In this edition of Talkback, we will explore our work during Mental
Health Awareness Week and beyond:
 
1.. Tell the world – on pages 4 and 5 you will find a summary of our
MHAW research findings and top tips.
 
2. Find solutions – one of the first projects to launch as part of the
Covid Response Programme is Living Well: Emotional Support
Matters in Scotland. Learn more on pages 8 and 9.
 
3. Inform and empower – all about the successes of this year’s
MHAW on pages 6 and 7.
 
4. Change policy and practice – This year, our hope is that by
growing awareness of the importance of nature for good mental
health, we will also make this connection clearer for policy-makers.
 
See our policy asks on pages 12 and 13.
 
5. Build a Strong Foundation – we partnered with Wildfowl &
Wetlands Trust (WWT) for a new project to assist hundreds of
people gain access to nature. More on pages 10 and 11.
 
Last but not least, we are proud to introduce our Values – discover how
our values shape us on page 14.
 
Please download your copy now for a closer look!
 
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
Kind regards,

Kalina Peresterova - Individual Giving Officer