If the last year has taught us anything it’s the physical and mental health benefits of being around nature.

For many people being outdoors in the countryside, at a park or by the sea has been a lifeline during the lockdowns that have seen many of our social, recreational and cultural spaces closed.

For others, not being able to access open spaces and nature has had a detrimental effect.

Here our members share their thoughts on nature in a series of blogs. The authors consider the role of nature in therapy, taking therapy outdoors and how nature has helped with their own mental health.