Never has mental health been more important with young people, especially with the pandemic. Mental Health is important not just this week but every week. Mental Health week this year focuses on nature and how important it is to spending some time outside surrounded in nature.
Here are the positive advantage of spending time outside:
- improves how you feel and your mood
- reduces feelings of stress or anger
- helps you take time out and feel more relaxed
- improves your physical health
- improves your confidence and self-esteem
- helps you be more active
- helps you make new connection
Mind has some great information regarding the benefits of nature: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/how-nature-benefits-mental-health/
As the weather gets warmer and the UK starts to open back up again, let’s take charge of our mental health by walking, running, sitting, seeing people in local parks and green areas around us. Even better if you can take a trip to one of England beautiful nature reserves. Here are some recommended parks and nature reserves to see: https://www.visitengland.com/things-to-do/city-parks
Here at Solomon we pride ourselves on opening up the conversation for young people about mental health so that they can become more understanding about themselves and their feelings, and other’s and their feelings. All of our shows have an element of mental health attached to them, whether it be drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, knife crime, violence, school and home life – we speak up and act out these play in order to support students and provide information for them to get support in the future.
View our productions here: http://www.solomontheatre.co.uk/about-us/
Our new mental health show is touring this Summer: http://www.solomontheatre.co.uk/drugs-education/
Also if you are a young person and our currently struggling with your mental health do reach out there is always support if you need it, Young Minds is a great place to access the right advice and resources you need: https://youngminds.org.uk