Season two, episode three

As clocks go forward and we edge ever closer to some semblance of normality, more and more of us will be looking forward to spending time outdoors – and, as we discuss in this week’s episode of Shout!Podcast, it could be hugely beneficial to our physical and mental health.

Charity Nursing Lead Kath Savage sits down with host, Kim, to share how simple things like gardening can not only get our bodies moving and stretching, but also improve the health of our bones, teeth and muscles.

Meanwhile, Shilla Patel, Inclusion Manager for London Fire Brigade, reveals how a “life changing” stay at Harcombe House made her appreciate the power of green spaces in improving her own mental wellbeing.

And we meet Simon Jakeman from London Fire Brigade who is busy encouraging other firefighters to enjoy nature in an urban environment. He reveals how his vision has literally grown from a few tomatoes in a fire bucket to a string of green spaces in stations right across the country.

Plus: Kirsty Gladdis leads us on a guided walk through the wilderness (or wherever you maybe) in a one-off Podcast Plus episode. Take a set of headphones and head out for a walk from your front door with this 10 minute mindfulness exercise.

Listen to Episode 3