Getting involved with Mental Health Awareness Week is fun! There's so much to do and think about. We bring you ways to connect or reconnect with nature, inspire others to do the same, spread the word and enjoy the sunshine.
Here's a handy list of websites to whet your appetite for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors and connecting with nature. From following a Green Prescription to seeing what's new with Forest and Bird, there's heaps more to discover.
If you need proof – take a look at the research articles coming from our shores to help convince you and others that it's worthwhile visiting our seashores, forests and bush, mountains and common garden variety back yards.
If you're a fact beaverer, you'll enjoy delving into what the research says about connecting with nature. We've complied a list of the best international articles for you to expand your thinking and knowledge about this topic and to share that with those around you.
Our information service brings you the best reads on this year's theme. These books will be just the ticket for relaxing while you sit beside a spring flowerbed, lie on the sand or visit your own backyard paradise. Enjoy!
We've taken the ways to wellbeing – give, connect, take notice, keep learning, be active – and related them to some cool activities in or about nature. Next time you're outside practise the ways and remember, they are proven to make you feel better!
Plug in your ear phones
People everywhere these days are talking about how getting outside makes you feel better on the inside. Take a look and have a listen to our carefully selected podcasts and videos about the good stuff that happens when you get your natural fix!