Mental Health Toolkit: Colouring In

Mental Health Toolkit: Colouring In

 ‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ – Aristotle

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Nature’. Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world.

To celebrate Nature this year, we have a collection of nature themed adult colouring sheets. Studies have found that colouring can reduce anxiety and improve mindfulness.

DOWNLOAD: Mental Health Awareness Week – Colouring Sheets

Adult colouring books became popular around five years ago, and there’s been a resurgence in the simple art of picking up a pencil and colouring inside the lines.

It’s incredibly calming, with your attention focused away from yourself – not to mention distractions like social media – colouring in is akin to meditating, as your brain relaxes and focusses on the present moment only. Who knew achieving a more mindful state was so easy?

Plus, unlike your job or other high-stress demands, it doesn’t matter how perfectly you perform – so your inner critic can take a break. So pens, pencils or crayons at the ready….relax and enjoy!