Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week, a time dedicated to shining a spotlight on and raising awareness about the significance of mental wellbeing. This year’s theme is anxiety, and we’ll be sharing some stories and experiences from young people in Islington who are benefitting from transformative local programmes. Here, we caught up with Samina*, who took part in The Stuart Low Trust (SLT) Nature programme.
“I value the nature sessions as it breaks the isolation which is the main reason for my depression.” ~ Samina, Stuart Low Trust, Nature programme participant
Samina describes his experience of attending The Stuart Low Trust Nature programme:
“I attended some SLT activities before lockdown. I then started again when face to face activities returned. I mostly take part in the Nature outings to Camley Street Natural Park and occasionally the Estorick Art workshops.
I value the nature sessions as it breaks the isolation which is the main reason for my depression. It helps to have some regular activities to look forward to.
The biggest thing I value about SLT activities is interacting with other people. There is no judgement from the staff. I enjoy learning about nature and having regular face to face activities.”