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Adventurous Steps to Well Being

Last updated: 06/ 10/ 2023

Mental health is a universal human right


World Mental Health Day is on the 10th October and the theme for 2023 is “mental health is a universal human right”. We couldn’t agree more. The goal for the day is to raise awareness of mental health and drive positive change.

At this time of year, it’s normal to feel a little drained. The seasons are changing, bringing cooler and darker days, which have been proven to affect our energy and dopamine levels. The summer holidays seem like a distant memory, but Christmas is also far away on the horizon.

That’s why it’s crucial to take care of our mental health. This can be in the form of getting outside for some fresh air, or something as simple as taking a long shower. It’s important to be kind to yourself, listen to your body, and treat yourself like you would your best friend.

Mental Health the Go Ape Way


At Go Ape, we are all about encouraging everyone to live life more adventurously, because we know that taking risks and turning “I can’t into ‘I can!” not only helps build confidence, but also builds resilience that can help you in your everyday life.

Our adventures are located in 36 incredible locations across the UK, with views across mountains, forests and even moors. Each unique experience challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone and dare yourself to prove how incredible you are!

Find out more how our outdoor adventures can benefit your mental health.

Being Active!

Studies show that regular exercise not only helps to keep you fit but also improves your mental health. Being active raises the endorphin levels in your body which can reduce pain and boost the feeling of pleasure, resulting in a sense of well-being.

Why not try one of our exhilarating activities at Go Ape? Swing through the tree tops on our Treetop Adventure or Treetop Challenge courses, bounce on high in our Nets Adventure and zip through the forest on our eco-friendly Forest Segways.

Finding your Brave

We understand, heights can be intimidating. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to forget about being canopy high when you have an obstacle to concentrate on and stunning forest scenery all around you.

Besides, the sense of achievement and pride will be worth it at the end. Don’t forget our Go Ape instructors have seen it all before so if you feel nervous, they will be on hand to help.

Read our blog to discover some guidance on overcoming your fear of heights.

Young boy in red on a Go Ape Treetop Adventure crossing

Appreciating the Great Outdoors

Across our 36 locations we have many things in common but, mostly, all of venues are located in beautiful places.

From the lush forests of the Lake District (Go Ape Grizedale & Whinlatter) to the wild Scottish forests (Go Ape Aberfoyle), enjoy views that will take breath away.

Let your spirit settle in acres of green spaces and keep an eye out for woodland wildlife.

Enjoying time with friends and family

Feeling disconnected from your friends or loved ones? A Go Ape adventure is a great way to unite your tribe in a fun and memorable way.

Enjoy a stress-free adventure with your tribe and have a good giggle as you swing through the trees – it’s a great way to improve your mood.

Father and son on Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Building your Self-esteem

Unsurprisingly, doing things that you are good at is a great way to build your self-esteem and help you feel better! However, testing your abilities is also a fantastic way to build self-confidence.

Prove just how brave and skilled you are as you tackle crossings, Tarzan Swings and zip wires. You know you can do it, what are you waiting for?

Remember to care of yourself this World Mental Health Day, get outdoors, be kind to yourself and to others.  

If you feel that you need professional help please talk to your GP or get in touch with a wellbeing service, like Mind.

Step Outside of your Comfort Zone

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Woman in pink on Go Ape Alexandra Palace Treetop Challenge