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The Natural Health Service

What the Great Outdoors Can Do for Your Mind

Isabel Hardman

RRP: £9.99

7 January 2021

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786495921

RRP: £16.99

23 April 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786495907

RRP: £9.99

23 April 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786495938

Brilliant‘ — Matt Haig

In 2016, Isabel Hardman’s mind, in her own words, ‘stopped working’ as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took time off on long-term sick leave and despite several relapses has returned to work with a much improved ability to cope. She has since become one of the UK’s most prominent public voices on mental health.

She credits her better health to her passion for exercise, nature and the great outdoors – from horse-riding and botany to cold-water swimming and running. In The Natural Health Service, she draws on her own personal experience, interviews with mental illness sufferers and psychologists, and the latest research to examine what role wildlife and exercise can play in helping anyone cope with mental illness. Straight-talking, thoroughly-researched, and compassionate, this important and often funny book will fascinate anyone touched by a mental health condition, whether themselves or through the experiences of a loved-one.

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