I know that you can ‘get better with nature’

Walking Derbyshire

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Nestlé Waters are working in partnership for a fourth year to support the Get Better With Nature programme. The initiative aims to promote understanding of the value of nature and the benefits it can have on our health and wellbeing. Louise Baker, a volunteer for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, explains more.

THE LINKS between wildlife and emotional wellbeing are nothing new; we’ve known for a while that nature has the ability to calm and soothe, and that those spending time in the great outdoors are generally happier and more content than those spending hours
at a time indoors. However, more recent studies tend to suggest that wildlife can have a positively therapeutic e ect in the treatment of mental health issues. I should know; I am one of nature’s patients…