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Bewley Homes Champions Mental Health Awareness Week with Thoughtful Design and Open Spaces in New Developments

15 May 2024

To mark the theme of ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’ for Mental Health Awareness Week (13 to 19 May), Bewley Homes reaffirms its commitment to the well-being of homeowners by highlighting the numerous mental health benefits of living in a thoughtfully designed community.

Recent studies, from King’s College in London, have shown that spending time in green open spaces helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, lowers levels of stress and improves mood as well as increasing happiness and well-being.

With a focus on adding public open spaces, cycle paths, access to woodland walks, and providing breathtaking views across its developments, Bewley is redefining modern living environments as sanctuaries for mental health, relaxation and exercise.

By integrating open spaces, cycling paths, and access to nature, Bewley Homes’ developments offer residents the opportunity to live in harmony with their environment, fostering a sense of tranquillity and connection to nature.

Furthermore, at its Wilton Park development in Beaconsfield, Bewley Homes’ commitment to preserving natural habitats is evident in its dedication to providing access to woodland walks. These tranquil trails offer residents the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, providing a therapeutic escape from the stresses of urban living. Surrounded by nature, residents can rejuvenate their minds and find solace in the beauty of the natural world.

Commenting Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley said: “Scientific research suggests that being outdoors and connecting to nature have positive effects on mindfulness and mental health. We are looking, as a forward-thinking housebuilder, to ensure all our developments reach and exceed biodiversity targets, and have access to open space, and countryside walks.

“Additionally, Bewley Homes understands the importance of physical activity in maintaining good mental health. That’s why many of our developments are designed with cycle paths that meander through the community, providing residents with safe and convenient routes for biking, jogging, or leisurely strolls. The accessibility of these paths encourages an active lifestyle while promoting a sense of unity among neighbours.”

Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director, added: “Being active is so important for our mental health, but so many of us struggle to get enough exercise. At Bewley Homes, we believe that where you live plays a crucial role in your overall well-being. That’s why we’re dedicated to creating communities that not only provide beautiful homes but also prioritise mental health. From open spaces to woodland walks and breathtaking views, our developments offer residents the perfect sanctuary for fostering a healthy mind and body.”