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How Nature Can Help Kids’

Time < 1 min read · September 30, 2019

By Shirley Swift

How Nature Can Help Kids'

Mental Health

How nature can help kids’ when this time of year can be especially challenging for kids mental health? Many kids worry and stress about going back to school, making new friends, meeting a new teacher or just getting used to new routines.

Spending time outdoors, surrounded by nature can give kids a chance to switch off from their busy day to day lives or week of school and have a positive impact on their mental health. Running wild and free in nature is lots of fun, but can also help build confidence and fuel creativity and imagination. Whether it’s a sunny autumn afternoon or a rainy weekend morning (it’s hard to beat splashing in muddy puddles!), have fun with your kids by trying out our activity list of things to find on your next adventure.

Your Next Adventure

Outdoors is more stimulating than staying indoors. Nature can be a real feast for the senses.

Environment Strategy

Check out our campaign to learn more about our Get Into Nature campaign and the many great outdoor experiences that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Get Into Nature

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We hope, you’ll share our passion for the environment and want to do something to give the planet a helping hand yourself. We want to inspire you to get curious about and get involved with actions that will be good for nature, our local habitats and species, for ourselves and ultimately for our planet.

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