The fifth in our series of exclusive podcasts explores the sense of peace that can come from being around water. Gary Lambert talks about the reality of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression and explains why cycling along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was a real turning point in his life. We meet Clare Stevens, who bought a boat and spent much of her time recovering from cancer while living on the river. She tell us how the calming environment became a place to take stock, while the kindness of fellow boaters was a great comfort as she dealt with the effects of chemotherapy. Sheila Cook tells us about the comfort she felt in working with the Trust to install a memorial bench on the Regent’s Canal after her husband passed away. And finally, Dr Philippa Moreton explains why she prescribes walks along canals and reservoirs to patients with depression.