New website reconnects you with Dorset's landscape

New website reconnects you with Dorset's landscape

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 17th May 2020.

Dorset Mind have created a new website to relax in the counties beauty spots, without risking social contact.

'My Dorset Mind' puts you at Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks or even Boscombe Pier alongside relaxing music of your choice.

The website is free to use and it's hoped it will help alleviate the symptoms of poor mental health during the lockdown.

It also plays sounds from the places you'll be virtually visiting, and guides your breathing to help you relax.

You can use it on any device, including your Smart TV.

Dr Andy Mayers, Dorset Mind's Patron and Principal Academic at Bournemouth University, adds: 

"Mindfulness is a proven method to alleviate symptoms of poor mental health. The 'My Dorset Mind' project brilliantly captures our beautiful Dorset scenery and uses that along with aids to help the viewer relax.

"This will really help people at a time when they need it most. I love it."

Jamie Sergeant, Global CEO at Crowd, says: 

"We'd like to thank our friends at Jurassic Coast Trust and Visit Dorset, who have helped us to source some fantastic photography. 

"The design team at Crowd then worked their magic to create subtly animated scenes which bring the outdoors in; until we can visit them again in person. 

"We hope to expand the functionality of My Dorset Mind to other locations as well, as we believe it helps during these challenging times".

You can visit the website here.