Bloom Building youth resilience through activities in nature
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Mental health problems are one of the biggest health problems worldwide, particularly among youth, as a lot of mental problems found in adulthood have their onset in adolescence. These problems can be prevented by applying strategic solutions targeted towards eliminating the causing factors and also through mental health promotion. We know that spending time in nature has been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. With this in mind, this service design project explores the possibilities of using nature in mental health promotion. The approach of this project is to combine research on the issue today with exploration of future scenarios. In my report I will guide you through my process. Ultimately, I was led to the question: “How can we build mental resilience through activities in nature?” In answer to this, Bloom was designed to guide youth to growth by helping them choose suitable activities and gently pushing them towards spending time in nature. The aim is to help youth build the mental resilience they need to face the challenges of life. In Bloom, resilience is built through activities, self reflection and ncouragement. The result is a vision for a new service offering for Mental Helse Ungdom (Mental Health Youth) and Den Norske Turistforening (Norwegian Trekking Association). The aim of this vision is to inspire these two organizations to further collaboration, and it is showing the possibility of connecting mental health and nature. With this project I also want to inspire you. Next time you are in nature think about your thoughts and how can you actually use the power of nature to build your own mental resilience. It’s simple, nature is here to help. We just need to know how to let it.