30: Going outside

30: Going outside

Update: 2020-12-15
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In this episode, Helen is joined by Dr Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and author. They talk about the effect on our mental wellbeing of spending time outdoors or with a view of nature, and the new appreciation many of us have for going outside after lockdown and self-isolation.


We’d love to hear your feedback and experiences. You can contact us at covidpod@liverpool.ac.uk


• A blogpost by Dean on The Benefits of Outside https://cosmicshambles.com/words/blogs/deanburnett/mental-health-hacks-three

• The study Dean mentioned about greenspace, mental health and COVID-19: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.2248

• A study looking at mental health, lockdown severity, and access to outdoor spaces during COVID-19: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972037515X


Books by Dean:

• Psycho-Logical https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dean-Burnett/Psycho-Logical–Why-Mental-Health-Goes-Wrong—and-How-to-Make-Sense-of-It/25440016 or on Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Psycho-logical-Audiobook/B07XTN8J38?qid=1607943221&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=VX01CXB1QQ8T41VBP4AT

• The Happy Brain https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dean-Cardiff-University-Burnett/Happy-Brain–Where-Happiness-Comes-From-and-Why/23092199

• The Idiot Brain https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Dean-Burnett/The-Idiot-Brain–A-Neuroscientist-Explains-What-Your-Head-is-Really-Up-To/20508227

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30: Going outside

30: Going outside

Dr Helen West and Dr Suzi Gage, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool