Nature and Mental Health

We talk a lot to our participants about the benefits that nature has on mental health. When we say “mental health”, we don’t just mean those people who have a diagnosed mental health condition, but also those who have stress or anxiety in their lives for a short period of time. Poor mental health affects […]

Natural Killer Cells

Phytoncide, which is a chemical released from plants, especially trees, helps humans produce natural killer cells within our immune system. These cells are what our bodies use to attack those things that attack us. They can also help improve anxious or depressive conditions and reduce blood pressure. A number of studies, predominantly in Japan, have […]

Noticing Nature

On a walk this week, we spent a long time looking for the creatures that inhabit the woodland and grassland around Moira Furnace, Leicestershire. You can always hear the grasshoppers and crickets that live in the long grass near the lime kilns. We spent ages trying to glimpse a sight of one as they are […]