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The Nature Play Christchurch Edition

Canterbury

This year for Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation is encouraging us all to get out for an hour and connect to nature for happiness and wellbeing.

Nature Play Christchurch has decided to host a kid's edition. Join us at the Archery Lawn at the Botanic Gardens on Monday, 10 October at any time from 10.30am to 1pm. Bring a picnic and a picnic blanket. The kiddies will have a wee explore, we will all get some good old fashioned fresh air, and if the little ones want to, we'll do some animal yoga. All welcome. See you there!

The 5 natural ways

Five natural ways to wellbeing

Connect

Me Whakawhanaunga 

Connecting with nature is great for you! The beauty is in how simple it can be. Remember if you can’t get outside, you can always bring the outdoors in.

 

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Give

Tukua

Nature provides, it gives everything needed to not only survive, but thrive. Here’s some cool ways you can give back to nature:

 

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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

It's common to go about your daily life, oblivious to your natural environment. Take some time to be mindful of what’s happening around you.

 

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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

There’s always something new to learn and discover when you interact with nature:

 

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Be active

Me kori tonu

Getting outside exposure and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing, plus it strengthens you connection with nature:

 

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