The University of Portsmouth and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are launching a study to look at the impact of outdoor cold-water swimming on people’s mood and mental health.
They are looking for volunteers to take part in free swimming courses at three different locations in England:
- Parliament Hill Lido (Hampstead Heath, London) – September, Mondays and Thursdays
- Lenches Lake (Worcestershire) – September or April, Friday mornings
- Saunton Beach (Devon) – September or May, Saturday mornings.
These sessions are free of charge. They are for people living with symptoms of depression, who are either new to outdoor swimming or have limited experience.