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.


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

Care Farming UK

Online directory of local care farms.

Carry on Gardening

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

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
UK conservation projects and Green Gyms.

UK volunteering opportunities, including environment and conservation options.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
Information and directory of city farms that offer therapeutic gardening and farming activities.

Forestry Commission England

An independent organisation which works to ensure that England's woods and forests remain special places for wildlife to live, for people to enjoy and for businesses to thrive.


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

Let Nature Feed Your Senses

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

Lets Walk Cymru
Network of health-walk schemes in Wales.

National Trust

Lists walks and open gardens, parks and estates that you can visit.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Campaigning and conservation projects to protect wildlife and restore habitats.

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

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

Network of health-walk schemes in England.

Wilderness Foundation

Offers facilitated courses in wilderness therapy.

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


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