Ecotherapy in South West England

We promote a range of ecotherapy activities across South West 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 West England. Contact them to find out how to get involved in your area:

> Bath Mind
Bath, Somerset
Greenlinks project:
01225 396 033

> Mind in Taunton and West Somerset
Taunton, Somerset
Ecotherapy activities:
01823 334 906

Watch this short film which features the Go Wild Stay Well project.

> South Somerset Mind
Yeovil, Somerset
01935 474 875

> West Cornwall Mind
Camborne, Cornwall
01209 714 550

Other ecotherapy projects

The ecotherapy projects listed below run in South West 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 It, Eat It
> Windmill Hill City Farm
01303 250 090

Tom's Farm
Tom's Farm CIC
Newton Abbot, Devon
01647 221 287

Environmental conservation

Access to Stanton Woods
> Local Enterprise and Vocational Employment Schemes (LEAVES)
Swindon, Wiltshire
01793 541 548

Environment in Mind
> Alabaré in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
Salisbury, Wiltshire
01271 338 091

Spring to Life
> The Sharpham Trust in partnership with Ambios
Totnes, Devon
01803 732 747

Watch a short film about the Sharpham Outdoors Project.

The Green Team
> Stroud Valleys Project
Stroud, Gloucestershire
01453 753 358

Facilitated green exercise

Bike Minded
Lead organisation: Life Cycle UK
01173 534 580

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

ECOArt on Prescription
> Petroc
Barnstaple, Devon
01271 338 091

Print on Prescription
> Double Elephant Print Workshop
Exeter, Devon
079 7618 5644

Social and therapeutic horticulture

Avon Tyrrell Eco Health
> UK Youth at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre
Bransgore, Hampshire
01425 672 347

> Bath Mind in partnership with B&NES Social Services Community Options Team
Bath, Somerset
01225 316 199

Grow It! Cook It! Share It!
> Bath City Farm
Bath, Somerset
01225 481 269

Growing Links
> Shaw Trust
Basingstoke, Hampshire
01256 361 964 | 078 9479 9530

New Beginnings
> The Growing Space
Wincanton, Somerset
01963 31842 | 01963 34563

Personal Development Through Horticulture
> Exeter CVS
Exeter, Devon
01392 202 055

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