Wildlife for Wellbeing

Nature helps us feel healthier and happier!

Daily contact with nature is linked with better health, less stress and improved concentration, whether it’s stretching your legs in your local park, listening to birds in your garden, or visiting a nature reserve.

Explore our Five Ways to Wild Wellbeing pages for inspiration, ideas and practical activities that will enable you to be active, take notice, connect, learn and give.

Be active outdoors

Being active outdoors is a great way to keep both body and mind fit and healthy. You don’t need to run a marathon or hike up a mountain to feel the benefits! Exercising outdoors has been shown to have a greater impact on our mental and physical wellbeing than exercising indoors….. and its free!  Going…

Keep Learning

You can experience the thrill of discovering something new about the wildlife that lives around us. The natural world – whether it’s a window box or a wildflower meadow – has so much to discover and offers many fascinating opportunities to learn. Continued learning throughout our lives helps build self-esteem and confidence. It also encourages…

Connect with Nature

Finding simple everyday ways to connect more deeply with the nature around us can really help us to feel more grounded and a part of something bigger. Connecting with nature means putting aside some time to fully experience nature with all your senses.It can be as simple as pausing on your way to work to…
girl looking closely at ladybird on flower

Take notice

Taking notice means being present in the moment; observing what’s beautiful or unusual in the world. It’s being aware of our thoughts and feelings as they arise and savouring the moment- whether you’re being active, connecting with a friend, learning a new skill, or giving to others. Photography, creating artwork or writing about an experience,…
boy planting tree

Give nature a helping hand

Giving back to nature is something we can all do, and it will make a big difference to your local area, the wildlife and the people who live there. This could be small acts of giving, like feeding garden birds, to larger ones such as volunteering to create wildlife habitats in your local community greenspace.…