We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

The relationship that we have with nature is an important factor when it comes to encouraging good mental health. Nature can help us to stay physically, psychologically, and emotionally healthy. 

The word “Nature” can be defined in many different ways. Nature can refer to forests, parks, canals, woodland, or even window boxes or private gardens. Did you know that watching a nature documentary can also have a positive effect on your mental health? This means that we can all benefit from nature, no matter where we live. 

Why Connecting with Nature is So Important

We can all feel a little better by spending time in nature. By going for a walk in Brayton Barff, for example, you could feel happier, less stressed, and less anxious.

The quality of the relationship that we have with nature is one of the reasons why it has a positive impact on everyone’s mental health. When we connect with nature we have an emotional attachment to it. 

Studies have shown that people who feel a good connection with nature are happier. This is because being connected with nature can lower anxiety and incidences of depression. 

The way we treat our natural areas can also impact our mental health. Little to no litter, cleanliness, and spending time in an area that’s looked after is again, linked to lower incidences of depression. 

Did you know that housing estates that have more trees planted in communal green spaces see less violence? This is how powerful nature is. 

If we focus on connecting with nature every day, we not only develop an emotional attachment to it, but we also reap the mental health benefits. 

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We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk