Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your local park positively supports both your body and your mind. And psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more science-backed reasons we should spend time outside.
Research conducted at the University of Essex showed that the colour green, such as that found on trees, grass and other plants in nature, makes exercise feel easier. The small study tested cyclists pedaling in front of green, grey and red images. Those exercising in front of the green showed less mood disturbances and reported that they felt lower exertion during their cycling.
Most of us are aware that a quick walk around the block does wonders for the mind. But what a new study reveals is that if you want to come back with your brain power enhanced, the scenery en route really matters.
Not only this…..as taking a stroll can also increase creativity. Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that walking increases creative production. And while walking anywhere — whether through the woods or in town — is beneficial in that it prompts creativity.
Spending time in nature has been shown to lower stress levels so what are we waiting for? Who’s joining us on a scenic walk?
The celebration evening will mark a milestone in our work, as we celebrate our 11th anniversary, and give us the opportunity to raise revenue to keep our vital services afloat. Each year we spend time with friends and colleagues, celebrating the work that we have done and the lives that we have saved and the money we raise on the night goes directly back into our life saving services.
Saturday 29th September 2018
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, NG11 6NB
£40.00 per head
Or a table of 10 for £350 (£35 per head)
Three course meal with raffle, silent auction, games & live music
To raise enough money to save more lives!
Please come along and join is in what will be a wonderful night, learn more about our work, celebrate our triumphs and help us to raise money to keep us driving services in the field of self harm and suicide prevention forwards.
We have been lucky enough to secure a contract to deliver mental health training across the wonderful county of Derbyshire.
In order to make the work as successful as we can we’re looking for training venues across the county with the first three places we need to find somewhere being Long Eaton, Matlock and Chesterfield, but do need other places across Derbyshire such as Swadlincote, Shirebrook, Heanor.
If you know of any community venues suitable for delivering for training for up to 20 people then give us a shout.
The more work we do in those areas, the greater the level of support we can offer.
If you can help, or if you’re interested in the training when it launches next month, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for the training you’d need to be living, working or volunteering in Derbyshire county with adults who may experience mental health needs.
We look forward to this exciting extension to our work and to meeting you!