Mountains for the Mind: mental health – out in the open aims to raise awareness of the benefits of being outdoors to those with mental health problems. •One in four people experience mental health problems each year •One in six of us report mental health problems to our GP every week •450 million people worldwide currently experience mental health problems •Anxiety and depression are the most commonly diagnosed problems •Every two hours, someone in England and Wales takes their own life. According to experts, a single exposure to nature can promote feelings of wellbeing that last up to 7 hours after returning indoors. In those at a higher risk of depression the effects can last even longer. Spending time outdoors can reduce the risk of depression by 30% and regular exercise can, for some, be a more effective treatment than taking anti-depressants. In addition, being active improves sleep quality, while reducing stress and anxiety levels. Click read more below for additional detail.