Ecotherapy in Yorkshire and The Humber

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

Ecotherapy at local Minds

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The local Minds listed below run ecotherapy activities in Yorkshire and The Humber. Contact them to find out how to get involved in your area:

> Leeds Mind
Leeds, West Yorkshire
01133 055 800

> Telford Mind
Telford, Shropshire
01952 588 367

> York Mind
York, Yorkshire
01904 643 364

Other ecotherapy activities

In addition to these activities, the following group ecotherapy projects run in Yorkshire and The Humber. 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

Breathing Spaces
>Prism Youth Project at Prism City Farm
Bradford, West Yorkshire
01274 543 500

Environmental conservation

Nature and Natterers
> Open Country
> Open Country blog
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
01423 507 227

Nurturing Natural Talents
> Bradford Environmental Action Trust
Bradford, West Yorkshire
01274 487 270

Facilitated green exercise

Countryside Champions
North of England Activities and Training (NEAT)
Bradford, West Yorkshire
07821 757 717

Green Steps to Wellbeing
> Next Steps Mental Health Resource Centre
Norton, North Yorkshire
01653 690 854

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

Out There
> Hive
> Out There blog
Bradford, West Yorkshire
01274 598 928

Workcrafts Community Volunteering
York, North Yorkshire
01609 773 696

Social and therapeutic horticulture

Bearing Fruit
> Friends of St Nicholas Fields
York, North Yorkshire
01904 411 821

Enterprise and Outreach
> Second Nature Life Support (Winthrop Park)
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
01709 709 335

Feel Good Fruits
> Densholme Community Care Farm
Great Hatfield, East Yorkshire
01964 532 640

Gardening Project
> York Mind
York, North Yorkshire
01904 643 364

Meersbrook Park Walled Garden
> Heeley City Farm
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
01142 580 482

Nurture by Nature
> Young Women’s Housing Project
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Orb Green
> Orb Community Enterprise
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
01423 202 028

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project
>SAGE Greenfingers
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
0114 274 3651

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