- improves your mood and helps you feel more relaxed
- reduces feelings of stress and anger
- improves confidence and self esteem
- helps you be more active and improves physical health
- reduces loneliness and helps you meet new people.
News – 14 October 2022 Autumn is a beautiful season, but with many of us feeling the pressure of the current cost of living crisis, we may not be paying enough attention to our own wellbeing. But by nurturing our wellbeing, we can boost our resilience and even have some fun along the way. Grand Union promotes five simple areas of life that we can all work on to improve our wellbeing: Picking up on three of these themes (be active, take notice, keep learning), we’d encourage you to get outdoors and re-connect with nature. There’s a huge amount of evidence to show that nature is good for us, and sometimes we just forget to take notice – the colours of the autumn leaves, the sight and sound of birds in the garden, the stars in the night sky. Sue Stuart-Smith covers the topic in her book ‘The Well Gardened Mind’ and reminds us of the following fact: People have lived in densely built cities for only around six generations, whereas they have lived close to nature for 350,000 generations. The mental health charity Mind summarises some of the benefits of nature on their website: