Nature Cure By Richard Mabey

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012005031420210705 (R4)

Richard Mabey, now in his 80th year, reads his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

When the nation’s foremost nature writer found himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world, a lifelong source of inspiration, became meaningless. This book charts the first year of his recovery and his adventure of re-engaging with nature.

Today, Mabey reflects on how nature helped with his own struggle with depression.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

012005031420210705 (R4)

Richard Mabey, now in his 80th year, reads his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

When the nation’s foremost nature writer found himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world, a lifelong source of inspiration, became meaningless. This book charts the first year of his recovery and his adventure of re-engaging with nature.

Today, Mabey reflects on how nature helped with his own struggle with depression.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard
Photo: Elizabeth Orcutt

Britain's pioneering nature writer on the link between mental health and the natural world

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

022005031520210706 (R4)

Richard Mabey, now in his 80th year, reads from his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

When the nation’s foremost nature writer found himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world, a lifelong source of inspiration, became meaningless. This book charts the first year of his recovery and his adventure of re-engaging with nature.

Today, as Mabey tries to restart his life in East Anglia, he looks back on the beginnings of his illness.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard

The pioneering nature writer on the impact of the natural world on mental health.

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

022005031520210706 (R4)

Richard Mabey, now in his 80th year, reads from his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

When the nation’s foremost nature writer found himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world, a lifelong source of inspiration, became meaningless. This book charts the first year of his recovery and his adventure of re-engaging with nature.

Today, as Mabey tries to restart his life in East Anglia, he looks back on the beginnings of his illness.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard
Photo: Elizabeth Orcutt

The UK's pioneering nature writer on the natural world on mental health.

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

032005031620210707 (R4)

To celebrate his 80th birthday, Richard Mabey reads from his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

When the nation’s foremost nature writer found himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world, a lifelong source of inspiration, became meaningless. This book charts the first year of his recovery and his adventure of re-engaging with nature.

Today: an emotional journey back to his beloved Chiltern hills for the sale of some woods.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard

The UK's pioneering nature writer on the power of the natural world on mental health.

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

042005031720210708 (R4)

To celebrate his 80th birthday, pioneering nature writer Richard Mabey reads from his groundbreaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

Today: Falling in love and discovering the wonders of the East Anglian landscape have all been part of the journey back to health. But it is now April, and the migrant birds signalling the start of spring are worryingly late.

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard

The pioneering nature writer on the impact of the natural world on his own mental health.

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.

052005031820210709 (R4)

To celebrate his 80th birthday, pioneering nature writer Richard Mabey, reads the final instalment of his ground-breaking book on the impact of nature on mental health.

Today: new love, a spring spent exploring the fens, and now the glories of the long hot summer, have come together to re-awaken Mabey’s passion for the natural world...

Written and read by Richard Mabey
Abridged by Julian Wilkinson and produced by Elizabeth Allard

The pioneering nature writer in the powerful link between nature and mental health.

One of the UK's leading nature writers on the link between mental health and nature.