People need wildlife
We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich world and experience the joy of nature.
Studies have shown that those who have the least access to nature also have the worst levels of physical health and mental wellbeing.
We want more people to discover that daily contact with wildlife improves their mental health, and we want more people to care about and take action for wildlife as a result. Seeing birds near our homes, walking through green spaces filled with wild flowers, and along rivers that are clean and clear reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
Daily contact with nature is also linked to better physical health, including reductions in obesity and improved concentration.
Somerset Nature Connections
Somerset Nature Connections project aims to tackle some of the barriers that prevent people experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits of Somerset’s spectacular natural environment.
Somerset Nature and Wellbeing Opportunities
From taking part in practical conservation to mindfulness, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with here in Somerset.
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