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Norfolk residents given opportunity to experience bird therapy

PUBLISHED: 14:25 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 20 February 2018

Joe Harkness birding at Warham Greens. Photo: Joe Harkness, submitted

Joe Harkness birding at Warham Greens. Photo: Joe Harkness, submitted

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People in mid-Norfolk will have the opportunity to learn benefits of bird watching during an upcoming bird therapy walk.

The walk will take place on March 4 in Lyng and it will be hosted by Joe Harkness, a qualified teacher who encourages people experiencing mental health difficulties to explore the countryside.

Bird therapy uses birdwatching and the outdoors to help reduce the symptoms of mental problems such as anxiety and depression.

Speaking to this newspaper in 2017, Mr Harkness, who has struggled with mental ill health, said: “My mental health now is the best it has ever been. I am focussed and relaxed. I haven’t suffered from a depressive episode for a couple of years and I am slowly coming off anti-depressant medication.

“I find the experience of being outdoors reinvigorating and uplifting.”

To book a place on the walk call 07805255890.

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