Ecotherapy

An introduction to ecotherapy, a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. Includes guidance on finding ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it by yourself.

Your stories

Ecotherapy saved my life

Posted on 19/11/2013

Useful contacts

We've produced an online directory of organisations across England and Wales, including local Minds, that run local ecotherapy programmes: click here to search our ecotherapy directory to find ecotherapy near you.

BeMindful

bemindful.co.uk

Information about mindfulness and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). Guidance on how to learn mindfulness, including course listings.

Care Farming UK

carefarminguk.org

Online directory of local care farms.

Carry on Gardening

carryongardening.org.uk

National charity helping anyone with a disability start or continue gardening.

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

tcv.org.uk
UK conservation projects and Green Gyms.

Do-it

do-it.org
UK volunteering opportunities, including environment and conservation options.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

farmgarden.org.uk
Information and directory of city farms that offer therapeutic gardening and farming activities.

Groundwork

groundwork.org.uk

National charity which offers environmental volunteering opportunities to enhance local communities.

Let Nature Feed Your Senses

let nature feed your senses.org

An organisation that links farms and nature reserves to help people connect more with food, farming and nature.

Lets Walk Cymru

letswalkcymru.org.uk
Network of health-walk schemes in Wales.

National Trust

web: nationaltrust.org.uk
Lists walks and open gardens, parks and estates that you can visit.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

rspb.org.uk/

Campaigning and conservation projects to protect wildlife and restore habitats.

Sustrans

sustrans.org.uk
National charity supporting people to cycle, walk and travel more by public transport.

Thrive

thrive.org.uk
Charity that runs gardening projects for people with mental health problems. Also runs the Carry on Gardening website, which provides information on gardening with disabilities.

Walking for Health

walkingforhealth.org.uk

Network of health-walk schemes in England.

Wilderness Foundation

wildernessfoundation.org.uk

Offers facilitated courses in wilderness therapy.


This information was published in October 2015. We will revise it in 2018.

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