Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Your Photos in Nature

12th May 2021

This week (10-16 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. 

Earlier this month, we invited you to share how you embrace the outdoors. Thank you to everyone who has sent us their thoughts or photographs – you can see all the entries below.  

At Green Park in Reading, Wilson James provides Security and FOH services to the 195-acre business park. At the heart of the park is Longwater Lake, home to over 20 different species of wildfowl as well as bats, and an active biodiverse programme to encourage and nurture nature in our park. We even have beehives on the roof of one of the buildings! Twice a day a mobile security officer will complete a lake patrol and actively spend time in a diverse natural environment whilst still performing their very important duties. Here’s a photo of Jo on patrol and some of the wildlife hoping he will feed them! Patrolling the lake on foot is so beneficial, combining exercise outdoors in a beautiful and naturally plentiful environment.

 

Fabrice Vaisset, UK Security Business Manager, taking his dog for a walk in the forest.

 

Jon Flint, Security Coordinator, out for a walk with his dog, Jester.

 

‘Mum and Dad looking after their newly born goslings’ – from Allison Fraser, Business Director   

 

Beckey Hull, Procurement Coordinator, discovered a secret little bluebell field on a 2-hour post-work walk with her daughter Bobbi and puggle Chunk yesterday.

 

“I’m grateful to have access to outdoor spaces, and have experienced first-hand how spending time outdoors improves mental health and aids mindfulness. I love hiking, visiting fruit/flower picking farms, and stargazing. I believe caring for nature is an important part of embracing it, and that we can all do this even in small ways – whether through recycling, joining community environmental groups, hanging up a birdfeeder or simply pausing to take it all in.” – Sapna Shah, Communications Manager

 

Gus Macdonald, Security Contracts Manager, spent the day at Coworth Park watching polo.

 

“Chasing sunsets and capturing the beauty of the surrounding environment – there is nothing like watching the sun dip below the horizon, reflecting on the day that’s coming to an end, and awaiting the adventure that lies ahead.” – Gabriella Lekova, Communications Assistant