Explore the therapeutic benefits of birdwatching for mental health, with Bird Therapy’s Joe Harkness, a Norfolk-based birdwatcher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Focusing on his own issues, Joe shows how our environment can help us with our mental health and how the experience of being outdoors can be reinvigorating.
Joe Harkness says it like it is. He grew up in social housing, has battled debt, addiction and mental health issues for most of his adult life but in recent years, has turned it around to become a published author and a spokesperson for the benefits of birdwatching, spreading the word everywhere from Radio 4 to Downing Street.
Joe has been writing his Bird Therapy blog for the last four years and has been published in a plethora of publications, spoken at numerous events and seen on BBC Winterwatch with Chris Packham. Publishing his book, Bird Therapy, was a tough journey involving countless rejections and a crowdfunding campaign. This adversity reflected some of the many challenges Joe has faced in life. He lives in, and loves, Norfolk.
Supported by Waterstones
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