Seas The Day! Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds returns with more than 20 Events taking place nationwide

Live Here Love Here is gearing up to host its third annual Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds campaign which aims to raise awareness of the many benefits healthy marine environments offer our physical and mental wellbeing. A partnership with Belfast Harbour, the campaign boasts an impressive programme of events right across the province, allowing communities to immerse themselves in marine life, and better understand why we should protect our lakes, seas, waterways and the ocean around us.   

The programme of more than 20 events includes a clean-up at Hazelbank Beach led by Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey, an immersive foraging experience along the Crawfordsburn shoreline, a sea swim at Seapark and boat tours for young people in Portrush.

The full schedule is available at Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds | Live Here Love Here

Jenni Barkley, Communications and Corporate Responsibility Manager at Belfast Harbour said:We are delighted to be once again this year to support Live Here Love Here on such a fantastic initiative. Northern Ireland is blessed with many rich marine environments that serve our communities in many ways, not least by providing healthy outlets that support our wellbeing. The Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds campaign is a really valuable initiative because it supports communities to positively engage with our waterways but also learn that by adopting better habits we can all help to protect these spectacular assets from further damage and pollution, allowing generations to come to reap their rewards.”

For its third year, Live Here Love Here has ensured the Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds has activities that all can get involved in and learn from and is inviting community groups, businesses, clubs and families across the province to engage.

Helen Tomb, Manager at Live Here Love Here said:For this year’s Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds campaign, we wanted to reiterate the importance of motivating and empowering one another to come out and reconnect with the full array of waterways right across the country so we are proud to reveal our programme of event packed with variety right across the country.

“We are incredibly lucky to have so many tranquil and beautiful aquatic areas on our doorsteps, and so this campaign is an important opportunity to reiterate the importance of protecting and celebrating these areas.”

Healthy Oceans Healthy Minds runs from 20th to the 31st August 2022.