A CHARITY CREATING EXPERIENCES IN, ON & AROUND BLUE SPACES
Advocating the benefits of water
We are a charity dedicated to creating experiences in, on or around blue spaces. Blue spaces are areas that are close to water either inland or by the sea. We are based in the East Midlands which although being inland, there are many beautiful blue spaces - lakes, reservoirs, canals and rivers. Spending time by blue spaces on our doorstep can make us happier and healthier. We want to produce free resources, activity and information that could help anyone become more active in Blue Spaces.
Locally we are targeting activity in the East Midlands to support local groups of people that struggle to gain access to blue spaces due to factors such as age, sex, race, economic hardship etc.
Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety and increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness.
WATER IS POWERFUL
WHY IS JUST BEING AROUND WATER GOOD FOR US?
This phrase was coined by Wallace J Nichols who is a marine biologist, author and movement creator. He has championed, studied, collaborated and pioneered the concept that water makes us happier, more connected and better at what you do.
He is the author of the brilliant book the Blue Mind and this is well work a read and helps to understand the things that underpin the work of Bluetonic.