Emma Chadwick: As someone that does suffer with their mental health, I think that being outdoors and staying active is really important. Spending time in nature really helps improve my mood and reduce stress. I’m extremely fortunate to live within close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District National Park; even the Lake District is only a couple of hours away! If my mood is low, I can head out to one of these National Parks for the day and it really helps me clear my mind.
Stuart: Getting out in the National Park has always been a great way for me to relax and clear my head. I lived in the National Park for 15 years and would often go and explore different spots after school or at the weekends. Whether it's a big walk up in the Cheviots or a smaller route closer to home, I always come home feeling positive. There's nothing better than a bit of fresh air.
Megan: Nothing gives me a clearer head than getting away from the city and losing myself in nature. That feeling of accomplishment after finishing a long walk or a challenging hike is second to none.
Daniel: I feel it’s important to be out in nature to reset. Being another animal in the outdoors makes me feel small and reminds me of my place in the world, it puts the problems and stresses of everyday life into perspective and allows me to approach them with a fresh mindset.