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10 October, 2022

How wild swimming has helped with mental health struggles

This short film - Liminal, produced by PH Balance, explores how wild swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans has helped adventurer, Jude Palmer, deal with her illness and how she now helps others discover the benefits of nature and being in water.

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Wild Swimming

In modern society, we are beginning to learn and accept that immersing ourselves in nature and the great outdoors has a direct impact to supporting our mental health and wellbeing. However, even the most active of individuals will still struggle with their mental wellbeing, and often persue new challenges, adventures and outputs in order to battle the challenges we face on a daily basis.

So what is wild swimming? As defined by much better adventures, Wild swimming is, to all intents and purposes, going swimming outside in a natural pool of water. That pool might be at a bend in a river, or it might be the sea.

Liminal - How wild swimming has helped with mental health struggles

Jude Palmer became incredibly ill with mental health struggles. Liminal explores how wild swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans has helped her deal with her illness and how she now helps others discover the benefits of nature and being in water.


PH Balance

WHERE IT STARTED

Phil set up a design agency in 2003 and worked with start ups through to global brands covering branding, print, websites, apps, photoshoots and films . Clients have been in the UK, America and the Middle East.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

After 15 years of designing, Phil decided to pursue his passion for photography and combine it with his main hobbies of running, ultra marathons, cycling, triathlon, golf and just generally the great outdoors. He registered with the British Institute of Professional Photography and is a fully qualified commercial sports photographer.

FILM:

To compliment the photographic side of the business, Phil works with a unique and experienced team to capture brand content and documentaries. Capturing stories with meaning that help raise awareness of important topics with the documentaries has been a fascinating and fulfilling area to work in.

To learn more about PH Balance, you can visit their website here.


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