Your ecotherapy stories

For many people, Ecominds was a life-changing experience. Research shows that ecotherapy has far-reaching benefits for people recovering from mental health problems.

In the set of videos below, people with experience of mental health problems tell their own stories about how ecotherapy has helped them.

You can watch more ecotherapy films on the Mind YouTube Channel.  

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Walter's story

"Once I go back home I'm very relaxed. I know I've done some good work."

Walter explains how the Green Gym in Camden has helped him to manage his depression and boost his physical health.

Gareth's story

"This works, this is effective and it's powerful, because nature is far more powerful than us."

In this film, Gareth describes how he has transformed his life by volunteering at a TCV Green Gym.

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The evidence

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Between 2009 and 2013, Ecominds funded 130 ecotherapy projects across England.

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About ecotherapy

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