This past year or so with the pandemic has been tough on us all and it has brought about massive changes within our society. No doubtedly it has had an impact on mental health and well-being for many of us. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week is between 10th and 16th May and the theme is Nature.
Let’s face it, during the pandemic millions of us around the world turned to nature. Research has shown that 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health during the pandemic and going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies. Even websites showing footage of wildlife saw hits increase by almost 2000%!
‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ – Aristotle
During Mental Awareness Week 2021, we will be sharing with you how flowers can play a larger role and influence us on a much deeper level than being a mere decorative feature. We will be showing you how engaging with flowers (and nature), working with them, as well as focussing on the elements such as colour, fragrance can have significant benefits on our well-being and health.
Discover our ‘The Well-Being Flower Box’ to reap the benefits of fresh flowers to improve your own mental health well-being.
Nature is not a luxury, it is a resource that is available to everyone to enjoy – no matter where you are in the world. It is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection with the natural world.
For more information on Mental health awareness week, you can visit the Mental Health Foundation online
To donate to the charity, you can visit the page.