Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Wed 27 June 4pm Muddy boots welcome: Wellbeing of outdoor walking groups

Teatime session in the Transdisciplinary Common Room (TDC), Fletcher Quad. Join us at 4pm. There's always a pot of tea on the go.

© 2012 Natural England / Walking for Health / Paul Glendell
Group walks in green spaces are a cultural tradition in the UK. But is there any psychological benefit to putting on those hiking boots? This talk will explore an answer. Wellbeing is increasingly considered fundamental to quality of life. An expanding catalogue of research suggests that interaction with the natural environment contributes to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. This presentation will discuss the mental and emotional well-being of individuals who do and do not take part in a national outdoor walking programme – Walking for Health.

Melissa Marselle is a second year PhD student at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development. She is an Environmental Psychologist.

This is the last session for this term. See you in October!

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