If you have ever suffered from anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, then you will understand just how difficult it is to get up in the morning, get dressed and try to ‘carry on’. With mental health illnesses having risen worldwide over the past few years due to Covid and the associated lockdowns, loss of jobs, income, and rise in domestic violence, it’s more important than ever to try to become more aware of the needs of those around you.
Back in January 2020, we were asked to be involved in a film production with BBC2’s Winterwatch. After hearing more about the content and the idea behind the film, we gladly agreed to take part. Sadly, Support Worker, Andrea, had just experienced a breakdown, and had always wanted to see wild Orca. Despite her raging anxiety, she decided to set out and take part in our Orca Watch event in the hope that she would see an orca, and that it might just help with her anxiety levels.
This film is all about her adventure to John O’ Groats, Scotland, and her emotional journey back to wellness.
If you are struggling with depression, or know someone who is, then why not encourage them to get involved. Spending time regularly outdoors, and if possible, into a wild environment might help.