• Self-Care, Why is it so hard?

    So many of us now are aware of the benefits of taking time for ourselves, to say no occasionally, to press pause, even to pamper ourselves (if not check out our compassion blog where we explain). Yet, few of us do it. Sickness and burn out rates at work remain high, stress levels are high, mental health difficulties are on the up, […]
  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 5: Good for us, good for nature

    Welcome! Our Little Journey We’re almost there! We’ve spent time thinking about the different connections we all have with nature and also how important this can be for our physical and mental wellbeing. We then went on to think about what types of things we could try to build up our connections at an individual level and how we might […]
  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 4: Projects to get involved in and overcoming barriers!

    Welcome! Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about how to get involved, mostly at an individual level. In this blog I’m going to think about some projects and how we can overcome some of the barriers to building our connection with nature. Projects! Where to start!? There are so many projects out there that can help us […]
  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 3: How to get Involved?

    Welcome back, Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about what an increased connection with nature looks like in the literature and what ecotherapy is. We also thought about what the evidence-base says (which is pretty positive!). In this blog I’m going to think about how we all can get more involved in this kind of activity ourselves. […]
  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 2 What difference does being in nature make?

    Welcome back everyone, Last week we spent a bit of time thinking about why I started this blog, our relationships with nature and the social and cultural aspects which might influence those relationships. We also talked about how our relationships with nature can vary a lot and I introduced the idea that connecting with nature can have a significant impact […]
  • Nature and Mental Wellbeing – Part 1 Setting a Context

    Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Avenue Therapies Ltd blog. A project set up by the UK Wildlife Trust called 30 days of wild (link at the bottom of this post) was this inspiration for this series. I think it’s a lovely project that aims to support people at home, school and work to be more in touch with nature […]