Explore your local area

Getting out in nature

Getting out in nature boosts our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Here are some ideas for getting out in your local area:

Walking in nature

Walking in nature

Getting out in nature

Nature and wellbeing

Are you looking to connect with nature and improve your mental wellbeing? If so, there are a number of Somerset based organisations ready to help you:

Somerset Nature Connections help people to access natural spaces, with a focus on supporting mental wellbeing and physical activity.

Somerset Wildlife Trust helps you explore the diverse nature in your back garden as well as the surrounding natural beauty of Somerset.

Check out the gardening groups set up with Mind in Somerset for a safe place where people can work together outside of a mental health setting.

Sport and activities

 Whether your mountain biking in the Quantocks or fresh water swimming, Somerset has a lot to offer.

Getting outside

Getting outside benefits

Spending time in an outdoor space benefits us by:

  • improving our mood
  • reducing feelings of stress and anger
  • helping us feel more relaxed and calm
  • increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • improving our physical health
  • lowering blood pressure
  • helping us connect with others