Travelling for your mental health: your journey to wellness

By January 15, 2017Uncategorised

Travelling is a great thing to do and it can be good for wellness as well as adventure.

Travel is good for the spirit

For many of us now, travel is an activity that brings pleasure, stimulation activity and broadens our horizons. Travelling is also something we do to refresh our minds, bodies and spirits. Taking off to another country that offers a good climate and environment is one of the best types of vacation. Australia is becoming one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

Australia has a unique landscape and one of the liveable climates in the world. Set in a rural landscape on the south-west coast of Victoria, Retreat South is surrounded by the best of Australia’s environment. The coastal location makes for a moderate climate, even in Summer, which makes it ideal to experience Australia’s famous sunshine. There are health benefits from a good climate. Experiencing the outdoors and participating in activities boosts cognitive skills. And a good climate promotes physical activity so the two go together. Visitors can enjoy walks and other physical activity. Sunlight boosts our immune systems (but remember to be careful not get too much sun exposure, particularly during Summer.

Travel is good for the mind

Environment plays an important part in our mental health too. Retreat South is in Victoria’s South West to provide a quiet, country area to assist in your recovery. The weather is pleasant, never excessively hot on Summer or excessively cold in Winter. Retreat South is close enough to main regional centres but quiet and restful.

Like the holiday tourist who enjoys travel that brings stimulation, activity and broadens their horizons. Travelling to seek treatment for mental health problems are taking a journey towards recovery. Talk to us today about making your journey to wellness in Australia.