Peel Youth Bush Walks

In response to the overwhelming evidence around the benefits of spending time outdoors, Peel Youth Services are tackling teen mental health by hitting the hiking trails.

The good people at Nature Play WA pointed out that spending 30 minutes a week in nature reduces depressive states and high blood pressure by 7 to 9 per cent, improving cognitive state and elevates mood.

First youth bush walk in Dwellingup

First youth bush walk in Dwellingup

And so the Peel Bush Walks and Adventures was born; where teenagers and their families are encouraged to leave their home and discover the beauty of the region’s countryside while enjoying the health benefits of exercising in nature.

The group go hiking every second Sunday until the end of the year and have plans to expand the program in the near future to include camp outs, high rope adventures and canoeing.

For any more information about the initiative call Peel Youth Services on 9581 3365 or 0459 020179 or like them on Facebook