Here at NAViGO, we’re always ‘connecting with nature’. It’s part of our year round commitment to supporting positive mental health and wellbeing.

That’s why we sprung into action and joined the #MillionMileMission part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean to clear litter from our streets, parks and beaches.

This year it's been important to show some love for those special outdoor spaces that have mattered to us so much over the past 12 months. Because what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too.

With lockdowns lifting and spring in the air, it’s never been a better time to pull on those walking shoes and help keep our communities clean.

There is a strong link between staying active and maintaining positive mental health, but small acts of kindness - to our planet and ourselves - can improve our surroundings and our mood.

Leading the way on our challenge are Early Intervention In Psychosis and Transitions social worker Jeanette Blyth and volunteer Andrew, who have already completed a litter clean-up at Morrisons in Grimsby and Sidney Park in Cleethorpes.

great_british_spring_clean_sidney_park_thumb.jpgThey were joined by NAViGO project manager Amy Quickfall who said: "We're so lucky to have both the coast and countryside right on our doorstep, so it's important we appreciate it, keeping them clean and tidy.

"The litter picks have been beneficial in so many ways, helping us all connect with nature while enjoying some much needed social interaction after months of restrictions".

If you’ve been inspired by our litter heroes, don’t forget to share your photos and cleaning triumphs with us on social media.