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.
Spending time by blue spaces can make us happier and healthier. Bluetonic offers resources, activity and information that helps anyone become more active in blue spaces.
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.
Locally, in the East Midlands we support local groups of people that struggle to gain access to blue spaces, due to factors such as age, sex, race, or economic hardship.
WATER IS POWERFUL
WHY IS JUST BEING AROUND WATER GOOD FOR US?
The Blue Mind is a phrase 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. This is well worth a read and helps to understand the things that underpin the work of Bluetonic.