James Denny for Bupa/The Guardian

I was asked by Bupa to go to the North West to meet and photograph James who was recovering from a mental disorder with the help of Bupa. James took me to an area near his home that he was very attached to, an area that he had used to help him recover. He told me much about what he had been through, in an eloquent and conversational manner that really drove home what a terrible thing metal illness can be. I wanted to show, in some small way, how he had been inspired by nature to come through his troubled times.

James Denny, Wirral Marshes for The Guardian