Mental health, getting outside and me
GetOutside Champion Eli Bishop speaks candidly about her own journey with mental health. Being open about her struggles felt like taking a leap off a cliff, but she's learnt that's it's always a positive leap.
Ashley Beolens discovered a love of the outdoors through a love of nature.
From a young age, he was always out looking at birds, and took a great interest in "green" issues from his teenage years onwards.
As an adult he discovered a love of nature photography, and later a desire to walk.
After suffering a period of major depression he discovered that his love of the outdoors had become a necessity rather than just a wish and has arrived at the realisation that time outdoors is the best way to help him to stay mentally healthy as well as physically. He walked over 2,500 miles in 2017.