My recovery

My recovery

Simone, Stanley Moss, Durham
After undergoing brain surgery, Simone suffered from severe headaches and was worried that she would find volunteering with Durham Wildlife Trust too strenuous; in fact, she has found that the fresh air soothes her aches, helping her to feel happy and healthy again.

My Wild Life Simone

Wild places can encourage our minds and bodies to recover from illness.

A review of 10 studies found that exercise in the presence of nature led to positive short- and long-term health outcomes. Every type of natural environment improved both self-esteem and mood, with proximity to water generating the greatest effect.

What’s your wild life? Tell us why wildlife or a special wild place matters to you or share your story in social media using #MyWildLife.

If you'd like to share your story please get in touch with us at campaigns@wildlifetrusts.org