Back in 2009 the charity launched their Ecominds project which has been helping people with mental health concerns to get outdoors and become more active ever since.
We know from research that those of us who stay active and spend as much time as possible exploring the great outdoors experience lower rates of depression and anxiety, as well as having a greater sense of overall well-being. In light of these findings the mental health charity have launched their Feel better outside, feel better inside campaign, which will be dedicated to spreading the word about the benefits of staying active outdoors.
The poster campaign is set to run for 18 months, during which time a variety of posters will be placed up and down the country, featuring fun and exciting ideas of how to get your daily fill of fresh air.
From talking a leisurely stroll along a beach through to a weekly outdoor yoga class or a gentle daily bike ride, Mind have come up with some fantastic ideas to suit all ages and fitness levels.
When we feel particularly low it can be very difficult to muster up the motivation and energy to get outside and get active. However, Mind are really encouraging individuals to think ahead and see both the short and long term benefits of doing so and have even taken the hard work out of thinking of something to do by creating an idea generator.
If you are interested in going outside to feel better on the inside then visit Mind’s website and take a look at their ideas generator to give you some great ideas for fun things to do out in the open.