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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust sessions improving mental health through outdoor activities, while Dr Khan plants pepper

Dr Amir Khan and Jon Mitchell with pepper plants for their latest Veg Patch Diary Credit: ITV News Calendar

Getting outside is one way to help improve mental health, according to Dr Amir Khan who was back in the Calendar Veg Patch.

"Depression and anxiety can stem from social isolation," he says: "So getting outside with like-minded people is a great start to the road to recovery."

Dr Khan was speaking as he and Jon Mitchell recorded their latest despatch from the Calendar Veg Patch. In it, the pair planted pepper plants.

  • First transmitted: 27 May 2019

Meanwhile, Otis Holmes visited a session hosted by volunteers from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, on behalf of mental health organisation Doncaster Mind.

Kat Woolley said the outdoors activities, including making wooden mallets from natural resources, should help the participants grow in confidence, increase resilience, and make friends.

The class, called Forest School, took place at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster.

  • First transmitted: 27 May 2019

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