Research indicates that having a positive relationship with the natural world can play an extremely important role in maintaining positive mental health.

At this forum, we heard from experienced Nature Connection Mentor, Andrew Turbill, who has been working with young people and adults to facilitate a mutually beneficial reconnection with Mother Earth, as well as a number of past and present Bellingen EYE young people. This event was part of the LeaF Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival 2016.