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RT Ambassador Jenny: ‘Nature is always there for us’

RT Ambassador Jenny: ‘Nature is always there for us’

Posted by Emily Cooper

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we're celebrating the impact nature can have on our mental wellbeing. Today, we hear from Jenny Pearson—Rivers Trust Ambassador—about her experience. If you have ever found joy or peace on the banks of a river, please do consider making a donation. With your help, we…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Posted by Emily Cooper

Mental health issues can affect anyone at any time. Now, amidst the uncertainty and grief brought by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that we take time to look after our mental wellbeing. While the positive impact of green spaces on mental health is well documented, the benefits of ‘blue…

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Jack Perks: the joy of rivers

Jack Perks: the joy of rivers

Posted by Emily Cooper

Jack Perks describes himself as a "fish twitcher". Equipped with his underwater cameras, Jack gives us a fascinating insight into the secret world of fish. Having once made it his mission to see and film every one of the UK's 54 freshwater fish species, Jack has spent a huge portion…

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Statement on open water swimming in light of COVID-19

Statement on open water swimming in light of COVID-19

Posted by Emily Cooper

For many people, rivers are synonymous with their favourite sport: open water swimming (or wild swimming, if you prefer!). However, recent lockdown measures and other issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis have left many wondering whether or not to swim. Whilst open water swimming is permitted by the government, many…

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