Forest bathing in Bedfordshire for Mental Health Awareness Week

Forest bathing in Flitwick Moor

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week and its theme of Nature, I guided two introductory forest bathing walks in Bedfordshire. One was in an urban parkland and the other a rural nature reserve – yet both walks worked their magic in similar ways. One walk was at Houghton Hall Park – a beautiful green oasis surrounded by the town of …

Nature is this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week

Being in nature can be good for our mental health. It can have a calming and restorative effect, reducing stress and blood pressure, and helping us feel more creative and productive. Nature can also help bring some relief to mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. So it’s little wonder then that Nature is the theme for this year’s …