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Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on 13 May 2021 02:17 PM

It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Helping our clients and older people create and maintain good mental health is at the heart of the services we provide, especially during the pandemic lockdown. From telephoning clients for a weekly chat (Befriending and Telephone Club), providing support for our carers (Carers Support) and the bereaved (Bereavement and Covid19 Support), organising online meetings and garden meets (Active Living Clubs and Dementia/Cogs Clubs )  our services help support the wellbeing and mental health of older people in Dacorum. 

The role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health is something not many of us think about. This year's theme has shown us that connecting with nature can help strengthen and bolster our mental health.

Connecting with nature to improve mental health

Downloads from the Mental Health Foundation

  • This booklet is for people who are approaching retirement or who have recently retired from work. During this big change, it’s important to take care of ourselves mentally as well as physically and this booklet suggests 10 practical ways to do this

  • There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?

  • There’s a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health. Here are some top tips and simple ways on how we can build our own connection with nature in our everyday lives.