Ecotherapy in South East England

We promote a range of ecotherapy activities across South East England that are run by local Minds and other organisations who were involved in our Ecominds funding scheme.

Ecotherapy at local Minds

The local Minds listed below run ecotherapy activities in South East England. Contact them to find out how to get involved in your area:

> Chichester Area Mind
Chichester, West Sussex
Out and About project:
01243 787 878

> Folkestone and District Mind
Folkestone, Kent
01303 250 090

> Maidstone Mind
Maidstone, Kent
01622 692 383

> Mind BLMK
Ampthill, Biggleswade, Bedford, Dunstable, Flitwick, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard and Luton, Bedfordshire
0300 330 0648

> Mind in Brighton and Hove
Brighton, East Sussex
01273 666 950

> West Kent Mind
Sevenoaks, Kent
01732 744 950

> Solent Mind
Southampton, Hampshire
02380 334 977

> Worthing and Arun Mind
Worthing, West Sussex
Garden Minders project:
01903 277 000

Other ecotherapy projects

The ecotherapy projects listed below run in South East England. Each project is categorised into one of six ecotherapy types: care farming, environmental conservation, facilitated green exercise, Green Gyms, nature art and craft, and social and therapeutic horticulture.

Care farming

Grow 2 Grow
> WWOOF UK (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) in partnership with Commonwork
Edenbridge, Kent
01732 463 255

Environmental conservation

Eco for Life Mentoring (ELM)
> Hampton Trust
Isle of Wight
01983 863 299

The Wildwood Project
> Wildwood Trust
Herne Bay, Kent
01227 712 111

Facilitated green exercise

> Grow
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Green Gyms

The environmental charity TCV runs Green Gyms across the UK. Experienced leaders guide you through a range of practical projects, giving you the opportunity to tackle physical jobs in the outdoors – improving your strength and stamina, boosting your practical skills and confidence and benefitting your local green spaces.
> Find your nearest Green Gym

Nature art and craft

> Circle of Life Rediscovery
Ringmer, East Sussex
01273 814 226
Earthwise blog

Let's Grow
> Folkestone and District Mind
Folkestone, Kent
01303 250 090

Rural Crafts
> Bridewell Organic Gardens
Wilcote, Oxfordshire
01993 864 530

Social and therapeutic horticulture

Abbey Physic Community Garden
> Abbey Physic Community Garden
Faversham, Kent
01795 539 915

Blooming Marvellous
> Rushmoor Voluntary Services
Rushmoor, Hampshire
01252 540 162
Blooming Marvellous blog

Growing 4 Life
> Thrive
Berkshire, Hampshire and South Oxfordshire
01189 885 688

Growing Better Lives
> Growing Better Lives CIC
Slough, Berkshire
078 6859 6115 | 079 0549 1970 | (for NHS referral)

Home Grown Community Garden
The Bridge Community Enterprise
Hastings, East Sussex
01424 433 611

> Minding The Garden
Hart Voluntary Action
Hart District, Hampshire
01252 815 652 | 079 2082 0009

Parks and Minds
> Coastal West Sussex Mind
Worthing, West Sussex
01903 277 000

York House Community Garden
> York House Centre in partnership with Milton Keynes Mind
Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire
01908 563 361

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