Mental Health Benefits

There has never been a better time for people to get outdoors, talk, be listened to, and personally gain from the many positives this experience brings.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Improves sleep quality

Boosts confidence and self-esteem

Mental Health Benefits

Poor health is, unfortunately, a real problem in our society. The importance of good mental health has thankfully become far more talked about recently. Prior to Lockdown, it was accepted that around 1 in 4 people suffered from a poor mental health disorder at some time, during a period of a year. What we have seen since Lockdown, is that over half of adults and young people report a worsening of their mental health.


Looking at the positives, it has been shown that simply being outside in the great outdoors, can have enormous benefits. It is not only in the countryside – in urban environments too, we know that physical activity can bring improvements in physical, mental, emotional, and social health. By combining it with nature, we heighten these positive effects.


Useful Links:

Mental Health and the Outdoors

Mental Health and the Outdoors – Blackdog Outdoors

Stories of the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health

BMC Mental Health Webinar Workshops

Health and Well-being benefits of the Bannau Brycheiniog