Mental Health

Mental Health

Can hiking improve your mental health?

Hiking or walking can improve your mental health, according to experts. Studies have proven it can reduce stress, lower the risk of suffering from depression and ease anxiety. Here at Mountains not molehills we are not qualified mental health experts and always advise to seek professional advice if you need it. We do link to several different individuals and organisations who are here to help people for a variety of reasons.

Regular activity can work wonders

Being regularly active can work wonders for your mental health, as well as the obvious physical benefits it comes with. The UK is blessed with lots of beautiful hiking trails whether it is an easy short hike or a more difficult mountain. You don’t need to try and tackle Ben Nevis if that isn’t your thing; a simple walk along a local canal path, through woodland or your local park will have the same results.

Organisations that offer support

Mind Charity

Mind are a charity who provide advice and support to people who are experiencing a mental health problem. According to statistics every year one in four people experience a mental health problem so not only do they provide advice and support they are always campaigning for better services, are constantly raising awareness and promoting understanding.

Mind, the mental health charity
0300 123 3393,

The Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day The Samaritans operate 365 days a years and respond to around 10,000 calls. for help each day.

They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. The Samaritans encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

They also offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

How to contact The Samaritans
Call 116 123, or chat online

Andy’s Man Club

ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. We want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. #ITSOKAYTOTALK

How to contact Andy’s Man Club

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