Mental Health Awareness Week 10 – 16 May 2021
This year’s theme is #ConnectWithNature.
More than half of UK adults report that being close to nature has helped them improve their mental health. More than 4 in 10 people saying being close to nature helped relieve stress and anxiety. The stats are in the campaign film: https://youtu.be/TdDioDtjkis
The Clare Foundation works closely with many amazing charities, many of which have a close connection with nature. In the last 12 months The Clare Foundation are proud to have provided grants to Lindengate, Road Farm Countryways CIC and Chiltern Rangers who have all delivered projects in Buckinghamshire with a focus on connecting people with nature and improving mental health.
Additionally, with our partners Heart of Bucks and the Rothschild Foundation we also created the Wellbeing Capacity Fund in 2020.
Buckinghamshire Mental Health Charities & Resources
Buckinghamshire Mind are kindly asking for donations for their Spring 10K Appeal to help them to continue to deliver their vital mental health services to local people. You can also join Mind’s social media campaign, ‘Share why you’re fighting for mental health’. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
They are also providing free yoga classes this week. https://www.bucksmind.org.uk/services/physical-activity/
Lindengate are encouraging people to make time for yourself this Mental Health Awareness Week and celebrate nature. You can drop in to their therapeutic gardens, take a stroll and see what you can discover. “Feel free to bring a flask and enjoy a cuppa”. They have several spots for you to take a rest. Please visit their website for more information and their opening times at Lindengate.org.uk. Lindengate have also created this video on ‘Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing’.
Heart Centred Leaders
Fran Borg-Wheeler from Heart Centred Leaders has created this brilliant short video sharing one benefit of nurturing yours and your team’s mental health and one easy tip to get you going. https://youtu.be/R-fyzJvSOYI