Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – Connecting with Nature Get Involved

Illustration, fun text reading: Mental Health Awareness Week Nature.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an important date in the calendar for raising awareness of mental health, reflecting on your own, and being aware of how mental health can affect others.

This year the theme is ‘Connecting With Nature’ and I don’t know about you, but going out for walks, strolling by the riving, or taking a few pictures whilst out in nature has been a way of unwinding, relaxing, and feeling a bit of freedom.

But it isn’t just me, The Mental Health Foundation showed going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health.

Now we are not bragging (okay we are a bit…) but we are lucky to have some very beautiful campuses at the University of Reading, and since many people have been using the last year to get out for walks and relax with nature (wherever in the world you are), we thought it would be a great opportunity to show off your snaps on our big screen. So, We are inviting YOU (staff and students at UoR) to share your images/short videos for us to put onto The Carrington Screen and to share on our social media (Twitter/Instagram):

All you need to do is send your images/short videos under the theme of ‘Nature’ to:

With details of:

  • 👉your name & course/position
  • 👉name of the photo/video

And we will put them up for everyone to enjoy!

Any questions? Email 📧

Find out more about #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

And keep your eyes peeled across our channels for your photos and videos.





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