Life & Progress Tenant Support and Wellbeing Service: Appreciating your community
We have partnered with mental health and wellbeing provider Life & Progress to offer a tenant support and wellbeing service.
You can find more information on how to access this service here: Free wellbeing and support service
This month, Life & Progress offers tips on how to appreciate your community and environment.
Appreciating your community
Our communities are full of people who work hard to make our lives better and showing our appreciation is a good way to make others - and yourselves - feel more positive.
Stop and think about those who work hard to make your environment a better place. This might include teachers, healthcare workers, volunteers, or even your local grocer.
Take time to appreciate the people in your community and recognise the differences they bring. Do something to show them how much you appreciate their hard work such as writing a thank you note or sending a kind message.
Take a moment to think about what you can do to make your community a better place.
Volunteering is a great way to give back, from helping out a local food shelter to simply tidying up your street.
- For more ideas on how to get involved in your tenant community, visit Get involved | Progress Housing Group
How to connect with nature
Spending time in nature can have many mental health benefits. From reducing anxiety to boosting energy levels, returning to natural settings has been proven to lead to a range of positive outcomes:
• Take a daily walk in the park, take the time to observe your surroundings and the wildlife you encounter.
• When stress levels are rising, try to spend some time outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
• Plant a small garden in your backyard or a window box. Not only will it look nice, but caring for plants can be relaxing and therapeutic.
The benefits of connecting with nature
Connecting with nature has numerous benefits on our mental and physical health. Research has shown that connecting with nature can improve our mood and reduce stress.
Studies have shown that spending time outdoors can even help to reduce blood pressure, which can ultimately lead to increased feelings of wellbeing.
In addition to the physical benefits, spending time in nature can also help us to reconnect with our sense of purpose and our feelings of connectedness. At the end of the day, something as simple as taking a walk in the park or a stroll along the beach can be a great way to appreciate the environment and to nurture our wellbeing.
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