Nature and mental wellbeing
13th May 2021 3:30pm
Start Date: 13th May 2021 3:30pm
|As part of their Building a better chemistry culture series, the Royal Society of Chemistry are hosting a webinar focusing on this year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek (10-16 May) theme: access to nature and the impact it can have on our mental wellbeing.
Spending time in nature can have a profoundly positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Whether it’s taking part in physical activities, caring for plants or simply enjoying the green spaces around us, there is little doubt about the positive effects it can bring.
However, not everyone has equal access to nature so it’s important that we recognise and address inequalities and how nature in its many forms could be made accessible to all.
Join us to learn about the connections between nature and mental wellbeing, and the importance of this towards a more inclusive chemical sciences community.
Nature and mental wellbeing – Building a better chemistry culture
Our speakers Patricia Zurita (Chief Executive Officer, BirdLife International), Anjana Khatwa (Engagement Lead, Wessex Museums) and Alistair Griffiths (Director of Science and Collections, Royal Horticultural Society) will discuss:
BSL interpretation will be provided by Rachael Dance and Steve Churchill.
Building a better chemistry culture is a webinar series by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chemistry World to support the chemical sciences community in response to and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the themes in the series, we illuminate the science behind the issues being experienced and provide support tailored to the needs of chemical scientists including sharing coping strategies and reducing stigma around mental health and wellbeing.
Inclusion and Diversity and Chemistry World webinars teams