One of the top tips in a recent article by the NCT for taking care of yourself after having a baby is to get a breath of fresh air. This just doesn’t apply for those who have just had their baby but also for those with young children or who are pregnant too. Their advice was to go out for a short walk every day as being outdoors can help lift your mood, and it doesn’t have to be for long,
Mind also say that even five minutes in a green space can have a positive impact on someone’s mental health. We are really lucky to live in such a lovely part of the UK, with access to parks, walks and countryside just moments away. Mind’s recent article 'how can nature benefit my mental health?’ talks about these benefits of being outside:
We’d love to see your photos of you enjoying the outdoors and hear stories about how being outside has benefited your mental health. Please email us or post on our social platforms.
Kim Barnard is a mother, marketing manager with Old Mill, and one of the Frome Birth Talk volunteer team.