Wild swimming for mental wellbeing

New short film Liminal explores the positive effects of wild swimming on one woman’s mental health

Feature type Video

Read time 1 min

Published Sep 30, 2022

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The word liminal comes from the Latin word limen, which means threshold, and to be in a liminal space means to be in a space which is a transition between two other locations or states of being. You can be in a liminal space physically, emotionally, or metaphorically.

Jude Palmer became incredibly ill with mental health struggles, and around five years ago had a breakdown. Liminal, a new short film by Phil Hill, explores how wild swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans has helped Jude to deal with her struggles and how she now helps others discover the benefits of nature and being in water.

If you are struggling with your mental health, support is available. Mental health charity Mind has online resources to help you or a loved one find the right help and better understand how you or they are feeling.

If you feel that your life may be in danger as a result of a mental health crisis, Samaritans offer 24 hour confidential support by calling 116 123 (UK), or texting SHOUT to 85258.  

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