Free Online Resources

Benefits

Article on counselling outdoors

Nature and Mental Health

Links between mental health and nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h29z-l3XTlk

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/nature-and-mental-health/how-nature-benefits-mental-health/

Forestry England looks at ‘How to get started forest bathing’ (Shinrin Yoku):  https://www.forestryengland.uk/blog/forest-bathing


TedX talk: Ronna Schneberger talks about the physical and mental health benefits of spending time ‘soaking’ in nature.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNpQu0jIyE

Brain on Nature Podcast

Ten part series

One woman's quest to heal herself after an accident and the complicated relationship between our brains and nature. Brain on Nature is an independent Australian podcast produced by Sarah Allely, Olivia Rosenman co-produced, with sound design by Ariana Martinez and theme music composed by Jonathan Zenti.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/12409674

General Mental Health and Wellbeing

Free meditations, podcasts, talks and poetry

For a vast array of free meditations, podcasts, talks and poetry on a wide number of issues such as sleep difficulties, stress, depression and self-compassion. With the option of paid courses:

https://insighttimer.com/


Information on many mental health issues:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/

Information, exercises and  guided mediations on developing self-compassion is available at:

https://self-compassion.org/

Workbooks

Other free materials

Free ‘workbooks’ and self-help materials on a number of mental health issues, such as perfectionism, worry, social anxiety, low mood etc are available at

The Centre for Clinical Intervention, a Western Australian website:

https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself