The links between nature and mental health are explored
There was a full house in Gorey Library recently for a talk on nature and well-being. Guest speaker Green Party senator Grace O'Sullivan talked passionately about her environmental activism and how it gives her a sense of the interconnectedness of everything.
Her talk was complemented by Michelle and Mervyn Morrison who told their inspiring story of becoming local, chemical-free fruit and vegetable suppliers. The audience also heard from Grace O'Driscoll, a Nature Connection leader who spoke eloquently of her work with immersing young children in the natural environment.
Green Party spokesperson on mental health Ann Walsh from Castletown spoke about the benefits of ecotherapy, and reconnecting to the natural environment.
In addition to the talks, the audience was also treated to some powerful poetry from local poet Norah Clifford Kelly, and got the opportunity to view some stunning nature photography by Electra Kyriazis.