Digging yourself out of depression

Plant in hand

Gardening and being out in nature, have long been recognised as good for our souls.  So much so that in the 1800’s patients in mental health institutions were being encouraged, as part of their therapy, to work on the grounds and farm.  Since then scientific research has shown that gardening reduces depression and anxiety, improves … Read more

Let’s Get Physical!

Cycling picture

Sport has been all around us recently, with the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France.  Inspired by this, I’ve decided to use the August Ramble to explore the benefits of physical activity for our mental health. At school I was never the sporty type, but when I was at University and struggling with … Read more