How I connect with nature in my uni room

11 May 2021
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

This year’s theme is around growing awareness of the role nature can play in preventing distress and creating good mental health for all. So, how can you connect with nature if you’re stuck in your uni room? Ellie M. explains.

After more than a year of being told to stay at home and not to travel, it’s no longer news to many of us that connecting with nature is a positive and healing exercise. But of course, with some social restrictions still in place, as well as the Great British weather, it’s not always easy to get outdoors.

So, as the next best thing, here are some of my tips on how you can bring nature indoors to you.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.