Hello PPMA members and friends

Mental Health Awareness is high on everyone’s agenda and everyday this week we’ll be posting an activity we’d like you to undertake in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of NATURE.

This year more than ever has shown that if we are to be able to realise good mental health and emotional wellbeing we need to have a connection with nature. It plays such a significant role in our psychological and emotional health. In this wonderful vlog, Kate Enver from Southwark Council shares her gratitude for nature and its power and benefit.

Today’s activity is that we’d like invite you to pause for a few moments, and take a look around you today and pay attention to the details of the nature around you: the colours of the plants, the leaves on trees, petals of flowers, the animals you see, as you look up to the sky above. Check out the different way people smile, the colour of their eyes. Step out into the fresh air and notice the smell of the breeze….What beauty can you find in the small things you have noticed and share your gratitude in nature with others?…we would love to hear what you discover.

  • 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 via our social channels, on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

We look forward to seeing your images.