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Saturday, April 22 • 14:25 - 14:55
Talk show: does time spent in nature improve our mental health? LIMITED

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Talk show: does time spent in nature improve our mental health?
What benefits can time in nature bring? Why does it have this effect? Can conservation and health professionals work better together to help people and nature thrive? Is it all about treatment or can we use nature to maintain positive mood, feelings and relationships?

Join us to discuss our relationship with nature and the impact that spending time outdoors has on us?

Stress, mental fatigue, depression and anxiety are increasingly common in our modern, busy lives. Thankfully, there is something we can do to help which is free and easy - time spent enjoying natural spaces can make us happier, healthier and more productive. Many of us instinctively know this, yet it is still difficult to get up off the couch and into the outdoors.
This 'TV talk show' sees WWF forest adviser and writer on mindfulness in nature blog "Rooted to the moment", Will Ashley-Cantello, hosting a panel of experts who already use nature as the tool to support the healthy mind, healthy body revolution.
Hear from and ask questions to our sofa guests about what this could mean for you.
  • Jo Roberts, the CEO of Wildnerness Foundation UK who use wilderness therapy to help young people and adults struggling to reach their potential
  • Hendrikus van Hensbergen, the young Director of Action for Conservation whose mission is 'to bring the magic of nature into UK schools, inspiring a youth movement committed to conservation and to the earth'
  • Mike Winstanley, the lead on an innovative ecotherapy project for young people called 'Myplace' that operates in Lancashire and is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and trained Outdoor Therapist

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Will Ashley-Cantello

Chief Adviser - Forests, WWF-UK
For WWF-UK I advise and support our programmes around the world to create a positive future for forests and the people who benefit from them. A growing area of interest is how time in nature, and woodland is a good example, benefits our health. You can find a short bio and my blogs... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 14:25 - 14:55 BST
Huxley Lecture Theatre