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Scout Dike Reservoir - May 2021

Updated: May 18, 2021

Getting out with nature

I believe in creativity for supporting mental wellness and sharing with others the beauty of the natural world around us.

For the past couple of years I have had a irresistible urge to do something very simple. I want to support removing the stigma of mental health.

I believe that if we were all a little bit kinder, a little bit more full of joy things would be better.

Scout Dike Reservoir is a 1.9 mile (4,500-step) route located near Penistone, Sheffield, England.

With access to nature being a significant part of supporting individuals’ mental health during this pandemic, it only seemed natural to share my photos in the group sharing the beauty of nature.

Debbie's Story

“During lockdown and working from home, I found myself spending more time in the garden and walking around my local village.

“I knew this pandemic has left thousands of people in crisis, and while some are feeling lonely and isolated at home, others are scared and anxious and looking for ways to be well and connect with other people. I wanted a way of connecting with nature and the outside world and being inspired to explore the neighbourhood and immediate surroundings left me feeling blessed for living in a rural location. It also allowed me time to appreciate what I have on my doorstep in the form of; trees, plants, flowers, wildlife, birds, scenic views, fields and countryside more than ever before."

"On days out in the past, I have always had a passion for capturing the nature around me through photographs. With my love of creativity and more time on my hands, I now had the opportunity to create pictures, drawings and paintings that reflected this beauty in different medias. Realising that not everyone may be fortunate to explore, or could be housebound or isolating, I started to share videos and creative projects online as a way to brighten lives with the beauty of nature.”

Copyright © 2021, Creative Wellness Journey

Debbie Crouch

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