Go Green for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Support Islington charity, The Stuart Low Trust, with their campaign to go green for your mental health this month.  Nature and green spaces are great for your mental health, according to new research this year by the Mental Health Foundation, which organises Mental Health Awareness Week 15-22 May.

An SLT Nature Participant said: 

“I feel glad to be alive…Fresh air, company, chat, lovely unusual environment”.

Islington residents have the second lowest access to green spaces in England.  At the same time, Islington has one of the highest levels of serious mental health problems in the country.  And further, 78% of people say the cost-of-living crisis is impacting mental health – worse for those with existing mental health problems.

The Stuart Low Trust (SLT) wants to help change this by connecting isolated residents with special places of natural interest, such as Kew Gardens, through regular FREE group activities. To join SLT’s activities, call 020 7713 930 or email info@slt.org.uk or you can register with us here.

[Picture: One of SLT’s volunteers and participants enjoying an outing to Kew Gardens last summer 2022]

Mark Gilham, SLT’s Chief Executive said: 

“Get out into green spaces for Mental Health Awareness 15-22 May and feel the benefits for your mental wellbeing.  Go to a park in a lunch break from work.  Take a digital holiday and use the time to enjoy nature.  Take your children to a local city farm.  Change your travel to or from work or the shops to enjoy a green space.  Maybe make this a new weekly change to your routine.”

Support The Stuart Low Trust’s campaign now and double your impact! 

SLT wants to help isolated Islington residents living in poverty to benefit their mental wellbeing through free nature visits.  SLT has been selected by the Big Give to match fund donations during Mental Health Awareness Week 15-22 May to achieve our target of £5,000.

It’s simple. Just go this this webpage from 15 May to donate and your kindness will be doubled.

About BigGive

Big Give is a registered charity (1136547) that runs match funded campaigns for charities and special causes at key moments across the year. By connecting charities to match funders(like philanthropists, foundations or corporates) and the public, Big Give helps them double their donations. And, in doing so, makes an extraordinary difference to the world’s biggest challenges. It has raised more than £236m for charities, to date. It’s a simple idea – when the public donates to a charity through a Big Give campaign, it asks funders (philanthropists, foundations, government departments or corporates) to match that donation. So, £50 from a member of the public becomes £100 for a good cause.

Big Give has supported more than 10,000 charities and has worked with some of the biggest names in UK philanthropy and charitable grant-making, which provide match funding, including DCMS, People’s Postcode Lottery, Candis Club Magazine, EQ Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Reed Foundation, The Waterloo Foundation, The Hospital Saturday Fund, The Childhood Trust and others including high-net-worth individuals such as Julia and Hans Rausing.

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