Can rivers help our mental and physical health?

Rambling About Rivers Ep 6: Can rivers help our mental and physical health?’

Emily Cooper


Could rivers act as a remedy for our mental and physical health problems?

This year, it feels more important than ever to talk about mental health. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on mental health—whether that’s through the tragic loss of family members, or the jarring effects of lockdown. For many, nature provides a sanctuary during these strange times; a place to find peace and serenity amidst the chaos 🌱 Rivers in particular have previously been linked to beneficial outcomes for our mental wellbeing—but what does that look like in practice?

In today's episode, Dan and Jayne speak to Jack Spees: Chief Executive of Ribble Rivers Trust. In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, they discuss the link between rivers and mental wellbeing. Could rivers play a role in helping to reduce stress and anxiety? Find out more in this episode of Rambling About Rivers 👇

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