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Breathe in the Brecks

Relax, unwind, or get moving in the beautiful tranquillity of the Brecks landscape

What is Breathe in the Brecks?

Breathe in the Brecks is a key part of the BFER project that celebrates the healing power of nature. Through Breathe in the Brecks, BFER is providing opportunities for local communities to experience the beautiful and tranquil Brecks landscapes.

Many studies have linked time spent in nature with a decrease in stress and anxiety levels. By spending time in nature, we can turn off from day-to-day worries, to-do lists, and busy thoughts. Tuning into our natural surroundings, taking time to notice the details in nature, pausing to listen to natural sounds such as bird song, can all greatly benefit our ability to be present and find moments of peace.


Nearly all of the BFER projects have elements that support well-being in some way. Whether it’s taking part in public events and guided walks in the wonderful Brecks landscape, learning new skills and knowledge through our research and heritage craft projects, getting stuck into active projects like practical conservation work outdoors, or even volunteering to litter pick. These activities are not only great for your mental health (the satisfaction of learning something new, creating something, or making a positive difference to maintaining our landscapes can be  enormous!), but also are great for physical health as you get out and about outdoors.

Why not check out our Events and Volunteering opportunities, to find out ways that you can get involved, meet new people, learn new things and get active out and about in the beautiful Brecks.


BFER Volunteer Opportunities 

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Discover the NHS 5 Steps to mental wellbeing:

  • Connect with other people

  • Be physically active

  • Learn new skills

  • Give to others

  • Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

Find out more via the link below:

NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Wellbeing Support

  • YANA: help for those involved in agriculture and other rural businesses affected by stress and depression


  • Norfolk and Waveney Mind : Whether it’s you needing support, someone in your family, a friend or a work colleague, Mind are here for you.


  • Suffolk Mind: Helping the people of Suffolk take care of their mental health and wellbeing


  • NHS Wellbeing Service: Whether your stressed, anxious, low or depressed, NHS Wellbeing Service is here to help