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✨Mental Health Awareness Week✨ This year the focus of #mentalhealthawarenessweek @mentalhealthfoundation is nature. Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most of human history, we lived as part of nature. It is only in the last five generations that so many of us have lived and worked in a context that is largely separated from nature. So, this week we encourage you to notice nature and try to make a habit of connecting to nature every day. Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections. Check out UCA's myWellbeing app offers a range of resources and tools to help you build healthy habits and manage your mood. Find out more about the app and other forms of support here: https://bit.ly/3eYx1JC #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #BeKind #connectwithnature #mhaw #mentalwellbeing