Nearly two thirds of people in the UK have experienced a problem with their mental health.
Unfortunately, there is often a stigma attached to mental health due to misconceptions and a lack of reliable information.
And when mental health problems go untreated, it can impact all areas of life.
So this year’s theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is based around nature; how connecting with it, exploring it and embracing it can improve your mental health and act as a form of self-treatment.
Spending time in green spaces can drastically boost one’s mood, relieve stress and improve confidence and self esteem.
And spending time outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean exercise; there are plenty of other activities to do such as connecting with animals, bringing plants or flowers inside the home or growing and picking food.
Building it into your routine to go outdoors and explore new areas is a great way to add some variety into your day.
A change of scenery, breathe of fresh air or looking out for some wildlife always helps to enhance creativity, lift your mood and generally make you feel better about things.
At Gigabit Networks, looking out for our community of clients, customers and employees is critical to our success.
Almost everyone has reported experiencing a mental health problem in his or her lifetime.
Therefore, collaborating together, supporting one another and sharing different ways to cope with mental health problems (e.g. connecting with nature) are more important than ever before.