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'How and Why Water Can make you Feel Better' - Dr Catherine Kelly
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|Duration||39 Minutes 4 Seconds|
|Description||Dr Catherine Kelly is Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Academic and Wellbeing Practitioner | Tourism Research Centre, University of Greenwich. In January 2023 she spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group on outdoor and wild swimming, chaired by Lord Bethell, health and wellbeing spokesman. She presented research synthesis and policy/practice challenges and opportunities for using outdoor swimming and blue spaces for social prescribing and wider societal benefits. This video features a webinar recorded as part of Seabirds Mental Health Awareness Week May 2021. Why do so many of us feel drawn to water? Researchers around the globe have become increasingly intrigied by our psychological response to Blue Spaces: the sea, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Studies are showing that being near water or blue space is an instant mood-lifter, helping us be present, less stressed and to feel more connected. Join Dr Catherine Kelly, geographer, wellbeing practitioner ad cold water swimming enthusiast as she talks about the physical, psychological and social factors that connect water and wellbeing and explains why water makes us feel better.|