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Mental Health Awareness Week 10th to 16th May 2021

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8th May 2021

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is Connect With Nature. 

Research shows that spending time in and interacting with Nature boosts mental health but not everyone is lucky enough to have access to the countryside right on their doorstep. However, there are other ways to connect nature. Take a look at the attached folder from the Mental Health Foundation for ideas on how to do this.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation is asking you to do three things: 

Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!

Share nature: Take a photo, video, or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research, and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace, and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local

To find out more click on the link.

Download our Free Lesson Plan

This easy to follow lesson takes your class through creating a curious creature with peculiar adaptations