As May turns to June, there is something about warmer days which attracts people outdoors.
According to a comprehensive article you can find below, research evidence supports the claim that ‘nature-based activity’ -specifically gardening, green exercise and nature-based therapy - is effective in improving mental health outcomes in adults, including those with pre-existing mental health problems.
So our intuitions may be right: summer is calling our minds, as well as our bodies, to absorb a new kind of peace in nature.
London parks, gardens and green spaces suddenly appear for what they are - vital resources of connection and resilience, which must be accessible to all families. Let’s not forget the enduring power of life’s roots as the seasons inevitably move on.
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