Well-being is the state of feeling healthy and happy. Being outside, at one with nature and active all contribute to both physical and mental wellbeing and are all things that you can do whilst being a volunteer for Friends of Grove Park. On this page we hope to give inspiration and resources to help with your well-being.
‘Friends of Grove Park’ will be working to champion mental health awareness over the coming months, particularly concentrating on the positive impact the natural world can have on our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
The Mental Health Foundation is sponsoring a mental health awareness week this year where the theme is ‘Nature and the Environment’. In support of this theme, ‘Friends of Grove Park ‘would like to produce a relaxation meditation featuring images of Grove Park, sounds from the park collated by park users and music from local musicians.
We need your photos and sound clips. Please email any photographs or sound clips of Grove Park to email@example.com. Perhaps you could take some time to explore Grove Park, or sit down and soak up your surroundings and then take photos of things you found relaxing, beautiful or that you were focussing on.
Are you a musician or artist? If you are a musician or artist and feel inspired to help, please contact Natalie on the email above.
Thanks for your support and look out for Mental Health Mondays coming soon on our facebook page and instagram.
Has Grove Park been a place of positivity for you? Whether as a park user or a volunteer, we'd love to hear how Grove Park has assisted in supporting your wellbeing. Your story maybe shared but it can remain anonymous. If you're interested in sharing your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: MindPublished by MIND, 01 May 2018 This resource explains the mental health benefits of nature and gives tips and ideas to try. It also provides information on formal ecotherapy programmes, and where to find out more.