Starting on January 5th (then the 5th of each month thereafter), we are launching a brand new monthly post. You may have already seen the call for Guest posters. Well here is a little introduction to that new series.
Outdoors Wellness With an Introduction
What is outdoors wellness with?
There are growing links between people’s mental health and the outdoors. A connection of mindfulness and time spent in nature. Many people, myself included, have found their mental health issues are being fought with time spent outside. My own depression is kept at bay, in a large way, by my time walking and watching wildlife.
And who is the With?
Our idea is to have guests writing about their own experiences, and how nature, wildlife, and the great outdoors has helped them to battle various mental health issues. From Depression to Anxiety; PTSD to eating disorders. These are not exclusive conditions though, we are not ruling out any mental health issues, so please get in touch.
These posts will be their words; their stories; How things have helped them. I have done no editing to any posts.
It MUST be noted that those writing these posts are not doctors or psychiatrists. Their use of the outdoors as therapy is something THEY have found helps THEM. If you are suffering with any mental health issues, then get in touch with your medical practitioner.
If you find it helps you too, then that is great, and I would love to hear about it. This should always be discussed with medical professionals though.
Just remember you are NOT alone. There is always someone out there who can help. Please reach out to them.
Charities & Support
If you need help there are a few people who can help (beyond your GP):
- https://www.thecalmzone.net/ a Charity I am supporting through my walking in 2018
Please let me know if there are others you think I should link to here.
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