guest blog by Trevor Parsons: The power of Nature Photography.

Nature and photography mean so much to me, you see it was what got me through my second mental breakdown, it gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. My last breakdown was 2013/2014.

When you’re going through a breakdown, there’s no off switch in your head.

What I found when I was staring through the lens of my camera, I was concentrating on that one moment in time, it gave me some much-needed headspace. Since then, I’ve been raising the awareness of how good nature and photography is for your mental wellbeing.

I am being interviewed on South Today this week; I’ve given ten radio interviews – my last one was on BBC Radio 5 Live with the lovely Naga Munchetty. I’ve received a letter from Sir David Attenborough and have given a talk at Bournemouth University.

Since this virus and lockdown, we’ve never needed nature so much. Just feeling the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your face is so good for you.

Nature will always remain an important factor in my life. It’s my anchor in the mad, bad world we live in today.

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