Can Climbing Be Used to Treat Depression? Chris Allewell
Alleviating Depression through Climbing
I’m feeling the need to get out on rock. There is an Interesting article here from the American magazine Climbing talking about how rock climbing can be used to focus the mind and help with mental health and alleviate depression https://www.climbing.com/news/can-climbing-be-used-to-treat-depression/
I don’t know about true depression, but I do know that after three weeks in hospital following a burst appendix I’m keen to get out, touch some real rock, feel the sunshine (or more likely rain) and absorb the views. And, now I’m 10kg lighter I might even be able to climb a bit harder.
Source: Can Climbing Be Used to Treat Depression? – Climbing Magazine | Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Bouldering, Ice ClimbingBeyond the Edge Ltd is based in Sheffield two hours by train from London and within easy travelling distance from Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and other Northern towns and cities.We are one of the UKs most experienced providers of climbing, walking, scrambling, mountaineering and navigation training courses. Most of our courses are run in the nearby Peak District National Park which has some of the finest climbing, bouldering, walking and hiking in the world.