Moor To Enjoy Project
This Project has now ended - What was the Project about?
There is growing evidence that being in 'green space' is great for both our physical and mental health. National Parks have an important role to play in the nation’s Health and Wellbeing. The Moor to Enjoy Project is working to connect local groups with the natural environment of Exmoor National Park, to increase the Health and Wellbeing of their members.
What did it achieve
At the end of year two, the results of survey's, that the groups completed after each visit, showed that the 508 people taking part had benefited in the following ways:
38% of participants were more physically active than on an average day
77% reported having been more sociable than on an average day
74% said they were more relaxed after visiting Exmoor
87% said visiting Exmoor had lifted their spirits
The Five Ways to Wellbeing
We base the aims of the Project on the Five Ways to Wellbeing (developed by the New Economics Foundation). We aim to empower people to make the changes in their lives that will help them become more resilient to life's stresses. Exmoor provides opportunities for all five. Here are some examples:
1: Connect There are many activities available via our events page. If you are visiting alone, there are lots of opportunities to connect with other people.
2: Be Active Although some activities on Exmoor are not overtly physical, statistics show that when people are in green space they tend to be more physically active. Walking, cycling, water sports and conservation activities are examples of the many that are available.
3: Take Notice Being more aware of ourselves and our surroundings can help us to relax and help address our mental and emotional needs. The fantastic landscape that Exmoor has is the perfect place to do this!
4: Keep Learning Many of the activities available on Exmoor provide opportunities for learning, including talks, workshops and self led nature walks with resources from our National Park Centres.
5: Give For those who would like to give something back, there are plenty of opportunities on Exmoor for volunteering, take a look at our Get Involved project for more information on this.
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