Mental health

Stories

13th January 2020

Why we like to be beside the seaside

For many of us fortunate enough to visit the coast, playing on the beach is a fond childhood memory. Dr Bethany Roberts remembers eating sand-filled sandwiches and poking about in rock pools with her brother. But, as adults, the sea still fills us with wonder, its vastness helping us put life into perspective. In this article, Beth explores if it's more than just nostalgia that draws us towards the seaside?

15th May 2019

Headspace

To mark the UK’s 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week, three leading adventure and outdoor advocates give their verdicts on why getting outside and getting active is good for the mind

28th March 2018

Riding around the world

Neil Dent – cyclist, vegan and Mind advocate – has set out on a plant-powered cycle around the world. His mission: to prove that anxiety should never prevent us from fulfilling our dreams

28th September 2017

Call of the mountaintop

Meet Alex Staniforth, an adversity adventurer who was once at the foot of an insurmountable climb

Authors

Dr Bethany Roberts

Dr Bethany Roberts is a researcher on the BlueHealth project looking into how we can assess the potential benefits of visiting blue spaces across spatial scales. She is passionate about understanding people’s connections to nature, and how this can positively impact mental health and wellbeing.

Jack Hudson

Jack Hudson

Author 'Swim Wild', Writer, Adventure Uncovered and Youngest of the Wild Swimming Brothers. During his teens, Jack worked as a Lifeguard and earned his scuba chops diving in The Philippines and Indonesia. He still feels very at home in the water and can often be found floating along on the surface, when he really should be swimming.

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered influences social and environmental change through responsible adventure.

Events

Mind over Mountains, Lake District

1st May 2020
The Lake District

Mind over Mountains, Peak District

3rd April 2020
The Lake District

Mind over Mountains

5th May 2018
Lake District, England