Mental health and nature with Iona Lake and Christina Colmer McHugh
Alasdair Hooper hosts the fifth and final Mental Health Awareness Week episode all about mental health and nature.
Joining the podcast for the discussion are GB steeplechaser Iona Lake and Christina Colmer McHugh, the Director of Moodbeam.
Considering the last year we have faced, with the ongoing Covid pandemic, many of us have spent more time indoors than ever before.
It’s no surprise, then, that this year the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is nature.
Listen to the podcast below
Research from the Mental Health Foundation found that 45% of people had reported being in green spaces had been vital for their mental health and this is the topic we are tapping into on this episode – to find out just how vital the great outdoors is.
Christina and Iona also share their own experiences and their own ways of helping to balance their mental health.
LISTEN: Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community
Interview: Alasdair Hooper
All music in this episode is courtesy of Otis McDonald
Images: With thanks to the Mintridge Foundation and Christina Colmer McHugh
Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. You can find more information and support it here.
Visit Moodbeam here
If you are struggling with your mental health here are some organisations who can help
- Samaritans: Phone 116 123, 24 hours a day, or email email@example.com, in confidence
- Childline: Phone 0800 1111. Calls are free and won’t show up on your bill
- PAPYRUS: A voluntary organisation supporting suicidal teens and young adults. Phone 0800 068 4141
- Depression Alliance: A charity for people with depression.
- Students Against Depression: A website for students who are depressed, have low mood, or are suicidal.
- Bullying UK: A website for both children and adults affected by bullying.
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): For young men who are feeling unhappy. Helpline 0800 58 58 58
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