Research has shown that connecting with nature can be used to improve our Mental Health and have a positive impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Spending time outdoors can relieve stress, anxiety and anger and help boost our self-confidence.
This year the Mental Health Awareness Week theme is nature, and to support this the Mental Health Foundation have produced a free downloadable Nature Journal. Use this journal to document how you feel before and after connecting with nature, and jot down anything interesting you notice while doing so!
• Download the free Nature Journal here
TIC+ offers a Parent Support & Advice Line. If your child lives in Gloucestershire and is between the ages of 0 and 25 and you, as a parent or carer, would like support, please get in touch. To make it easier to reach out for help we offer a choice of ways to contact us on Freephone 0800 6525675 or web-chat. Whichever option you choose, there is no need to make an appointment, drop-in anytime during our open hours.
Alternatively, if you would like to arrange counselling for a young person who lives in Gloucestershire and is aged 9-21, they can get support from our TIC+ counsellors. All they, or someone they trust, needs to do is call us on 01594 372777 or text us on 07520 634063 to give us some details so we can arrange an appointment.
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call NHS 111 (on 111) or the Samaritans on 116 123. There’s always someone there to help, and any conversations you have with them are confidential.
For more advice check out our SUPPORT RESOURCES page!