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Mental Health Awareness Week

Seven in ten UK adults say that being close to nature improves their mood – Mental Health Awareness Week survey

10 May 2021,

Seven in ten (70 per cent) UK adults say that being close to nature improves their mood More than six in ten (65 per cent) UK adults say being in nature has led them to experience positive emotions such as calm, wonder and joy Almost half of UK adults (49 per cent) said being close to nature helps...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Nearly three-quarters of Welsh adults say that being close to nature improves their mood

10 May 2021,

According to a survey launched by the Mental Health Foundation to mark Mental Health Awareness Week Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Welsh adults say that being close to nature improves their mood More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of Welsh adults said being in nature led them to experience...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Nearly two thirds of adults in Scotland say: ‘Being close to nature improves my mood’

10 May 2021,

Mental Health Foundation Scotland calls for Green Spaces Strategy at launch of Mental Health Awareness Week Nearly two thirds of adults in Scotland (65 per cent) said being close to nature improves their mood but one in ten (11 per cent) found it difficult to access nature when they wanted,...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Almost three quarters of adults in Northern Ireland say that being close to nature improves their mood – Mental Health Awareness Week launch survey

10 May 2021,

Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of adults in Northern Ireland say that being close to nature improves their mood Six in ten (61 per cent) adults in Northern Ireland say being in nature has led them to experience positive emotions such as calm, wonder and joy Half of adults in Northern Ireland (...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Make Our Neighbourhood Nature Safer & Cleaner, say British Teenagers in Mental Health Awareness Week

11 May 2021,

New research for Mental Health Awareness Week, among 2,399 teenagers aged 13-19 Cleaner, safer and more local natural spaces, along with greener streets, are the changes most favoured by teenagers aged 13 to 19 to help them benefit more from nature, according to new research by the Mental Health...

Our comment on the Queen's speech

11 May 2021,

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, Lucy Thorpe, Head of Policy at the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech confirms that the Government’s structural r eforms to the health and social care system will be legislated for in the forthcoming Health and Care Bill. “There is potential to...

A new project has been announced today to improve people’s mental health through connecting to ‘watery’ nature

12 May 2021,

65% of people find being near water improves their mental wellbeing and is their favourite part of nature

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