If the Covid 19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the life-affirming benefits of the natural environment. When it seemed as if the world was standing still, the continuing cycle of nature offered reassurance and hope.
We know through numerous studies that connecting with nature, whether it’s walking through woods or tending to a houseplant, can have a hugely positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Interacting with the natural environment can help keep us emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy. It can improve mood, reduce feelings of stress or anger, and even boost confidence and self-esteem.
In this section:
- Our guides to the glorious green spaces in the three boroughs BLG Mind operates in: Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich.
- Explore the fascinating parks, woods and commons in our local area with our specially commissioned, 13-mile Three Broroughs Walk.
- Get top tips on embracing the environment with nature and wellbeing sessions recorded by BLG Mind staff.
- View our supporters’ photographs of local flora and fauna in our Nature Photography Celebration.