Source Lancashire Wildlife Trust (http://www.lancswt.org.uk/news/2018/02/09/how-were-making-positive-difference-people%E2%80%99s-lives)

How we’re making a positive difference to people’s lives

Release date: 
Fri, 09/02/2018 (All day)
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Summary: 
Children’s Mental Health Week (5–11th Feb) is all about encouraging young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. This year’s campaign is all about highlighting the importance of #BeingOurselves and here at the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside we couldn’t agree more.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust are delivering numerous projects aimed at improving individual’s mental health through increased contact with nature and wildlife. In some recent research conducted by the University of Essex on behalf of The Wildlife Trusts, nature volunteering was shown to improve the wellbeing of 95% of participants who took part. Participants reported significantly enhanced feelings of positivity, increased general health, pro-environmental behaviour, higher levels of physical activity and more contact with greenspace.

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