Stay well

Time spent in nature is fun and good for you!

Time spent playing outside has sadly dropped by half in just one generation. A recent survey showed only one in five children aged 8-12 has a connection with nature.

However, studies have shown that time spent amongst nature increases levels of physical activity, alertness, health and wellbeing in kids – and adults too! Swap screen time for wild time

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust gives children and their families a chance to reconnect with the wildlife on your doorstep - why not take a look at what you can join in with?


There is help readily available, whether that’s face-to-face contact, over the phone, or online – seek help if you need it.


Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, by calling 116 123. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at


Mind also offers mental health support between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday. You can call them on 0300 123 3393 or text them on 86463. There is also lots of information available on their website.

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) helpline and webchat are open from 5 pm until midnight, 365 days a year. Call CALM on 0800 58 58 58 or chat to their trained helpline staff online. No matter who you are or what you're going through, it's free, anonymous, and confidential.

Young Minds 

Whether it’s spending time on social media, being with friends and family, or going to university – there are things we do every day that impact our mental health. Read our tips and advice on how you can look after yourself.


Your mind matters

Being worried, low or out of sorts aren't just part and parcel of getting older - they're important signs that you're not feeling as well as you should be. 

Our mental health affects how we think and feel, and how we cope with life’s ups and downs. As we move through different stages of life and our circumstances change, our mental health can change too. 

We’ve all faced a lot of challenges this year. You may have found your own ways of coping, but it’s also natural to feel overwhelmed by it all. If things are starting to get on top of you, you don’t need to try and cope alone. There is support out there that can help.