The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month and we are inviting LTHT staff to share their favourite places and activities to inspire each other and promote the health benefits of getting outside!

Spending quality time outdoors has been shown time and again to have an almost universal benefit on overall health and wellbeing. Throughout the pandemic, people have been exploring local walking routes, taken up new outdoor hobbies, and used outdoor locations to meet socially.

In short, the outdoors have been a lifesaver, and whether you're into hill-walking, rock-climbing, forest-bathing, wild-swimming, or simply taking a seat and drinking in the view, the benefits to both physical and mental health are enormous.

Join our green-space gallery

To help celebrate the importance of green-space for personal regeneration, we are asking LTHT staff to share a photo and a recommendation of the place and activity that helps them rejuvenate, unwind and get inspired.

To take part, you'll need to provide the following information via the link below:

  • Choose a photo you've taken yourself that best shows off your favourite place to get outdoors.
  • Tell us where your favourite place is and how people can get there.
  • Tell us what activity you do at your favourite outdoors spot.
  • Tell us why doing this activity matters to you and how it benefits your health and wellbeing.

Submit here

You might have a favourite walk, a perfect view, a thrilling climbing route, or a secluded swim spot - we want to know!

We'll display a selection of contributions on our website - come back later for more!