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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is nature. Spending quality time with nature can reduce stress, balance your mood and help you feel more positive.

There are two aims of the week: to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact it has on their mental health, and to advocate for more attention to be paid to the access and quality of nature from those in power.

During Mental Health Week we are being asked to do three things:

Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!

Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

The important thing is to switch on your senses and really connect – whether that’s listening to the birds or noticing more nature on your daily walk or cycle to school.

Students can send in their pictures of how they connect with nature to Mr Gowers on email.