We know that whether it’s the vast vistas of our estuaries, the gentle stillness of a shimmering lake, or the dappled light of our wet woodlands, being around water has the power to comfort and heal us.
But don’t just take it from us….
For the participants of our nature-based wellbeing programmes, our wetlands have really helped improve their mental health.
"I really liked the fact it gave us lots of concrete ideas about how to connect with nature in our daily lives to help boost our mental health"Q&A with Annie
"When you’re having a bad day and you’re struggling to even get out of bed, you can look forward to the workshop and being out in nature"Q&A with Harune
"What the Blue Prescribing course has taught me is how very valuable nature is as an antidote to a lot of the stresses we have in our lives"Q&A with Judith
"I find it really soothing and calming. You’re scanning the reedbeds and the surface of the water, or looking up at the sky trying to see what birds there are. "
Blue Prescribing course participant
Discover the many different ways wetlands can help us, with these stories shared by our supporters.
"The happiness from the wildfowl and the love of life with WWT and the whoopers really can bring an essence of calm.”Read more
"Nature gave me perspective and positive boosts. It also connects me to the reality of life."Read more
Inspired to experience a wetland boost yourself? Our seasonal wellbeing guides, created in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, provide lots of ideas of how you can get the most out of a trip to your local wetland.