Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

The most recent COVID lockdown has been extremely challenging for us all, most notably due to the short winter days which has made connecting with nature far less accessible to the average construction worker.

The days were drawing to a close before we even had the opportunity to finish work, a Netflix series looked far more appealing than a freezing cold walk in a dark park.

The theme of this year’s mental health awareness week is nature. Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it is almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. 7 in 10 adults have said that being close to nature improves their mood according to recent surveys into its effects on mental health.

If you are reading this, we ask you to try and connect with nature in some form over the coming week. ‘Mental Health Foundation’ have some great tips on connecting with nature to improve your mental health. We have attached this to the post.

Connecting with nature does mean that you need have to get outside, Nature can come in any form of outdoor life – even if you are indoors. Nature can be closer to home than we think.