Practise mindfulness in the park

We know how important it is to maintain good mental health, and we’re committed to improving mental wellbeing and social connection in our community. 

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness, which involves paying full attention to the present moment. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help reduce stress and improve  mental health.

Getting outdoors can also help promote our overall wellbeing and social connection, including supporting a stronger sense of self, ‘escape’, connection and care, especially for young people. 

Enter eco-mindfulness – the practice of combining evidence-based mindfulness with our natural surroundings. The benefits include reduced stress and improved mental health, as well as increased compassion and feelings of connection to yourself, others and the environment. 

How to get involved

Throughout June and July, head to Anderson Park in Hawthorn East and try out the signposted eco-mindfulness wellbeing trail. Simply follow the trail, scanning the QR codes to start the guided meditation sessions embracing the park’s unique natural surroundings. 

This is a great opportunity for the family to get out, enjoy our parks in their wintry wonder, and bond over a new experience. Don’t forget to rug up, pull on your gumboots and grab your headphones.

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