Just a quick one this prompted by watching BBC Breakfast this morning and their article about Blue Space and the benefits for Mental Health see twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/904955201345519616
Basically the sea, or rivers or lakes (and probably countryside or other open spaces) can be good for your mental health. I don't think this is a surprising revelation, but it's a really useful reminder of the benefits of a change of scenery can bring.
Now I work for an organisation that has a lot to do with the sea, rivers, lakes and the countryside. But I've reached a stage in my career where I usually only see them on a computer screen, or read about them in reports, and that doesn't really seem to do much for my mental health.
So as part of my pledge to improve my wellbeing, I'm going to see if I can go out with an operational team and see some water, where I can actually be near it, and not view it through a screen. But it'll be educational too and ensure I'm building on my knowledge to better understand the environment we're working with, the challenges it brings, the possible solutions but also to appreciate the beauty of it and get a bit of a boost from being outside.
Do you have any opportunities to get some blue or green space?
Mr Paul Wyse