Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – Nature Photography Celebration

An Egyptian gosling
Credit: Simon Arron

Nature is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 10 – 16 May.

A summer woodland sceneTaking photographs in nature can have numerous health benefits. Research has shown that not only does photography help us focus on positive life experiences, it can enhance self-worth, and even reduce the stress hormone cortisol.

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we’d love you to share with us the nature photographs you’ve taken in and around Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich. Whether it’s a photograph of your pet, a bird in your garden, or a stunning local vista, let’s celebrate the beauty of the natural world together.

We’ll share as many of your photographs as we can in our gallery, as well as on the BLG Mind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

How to share your photographs

You can email your photographs direct to us at,or post them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, tagging @BLGMind and including the hashtag #BLGMindMHAW to help us locate them.

A few pointers

  • If emailing your photograph to us, please send it at the highest resolution possible.
  • Let us know where the photograph was taken and, if it isn’t clear, what was happening.
  • If you would rather we didn’t use your name or any other personal details alongside your photograph, please let us know when sending it.

Terms and conditions

By sending us your image or sharing it on social media with the hashtag #BLGMindMHAW, you agree to our terms and conditions.

BLG Mind’s Nature Photography Celebration

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Related links

Wildlife photography and mental health – Trevor blogs for national Mind about how photography helped him recover from a breakdown.