Nature and mental health
Explains how nature can help your mental health. Gives tips and ideas to try, and suggests where to go for more information.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
Runs conservation activities and a network of Green Gyms across the UK.
National Allotment Society
National organisation that upholds the rights and interests of the UK's allotment community.
Social Farms & Gardens
Information on care farming and community growing projects, including a network of local farms.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Aims to protect and raise awareness of bumblebees.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Animal charity working to prevent cruelty and promote kindness to animals in England and Wales.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Campaigning and conservation projects to protect wildlife and restore habitats.
Works to protect England's woods and forests. Includes a searchable directory.
National Garden Scheme
Lists gardens and walks open to the public across England and Wales.
Lists walks and open gardens, parks and estates that you can visit.
Natural Resources Wales (Cyfoeth Naturiol)
Oversees and protects natural sites in Wales.
Black Girls Hike
Provides a safe space for Black women to explore the outdoors. Hosts nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events.
Mind over Mountains
Offers mental health support through organised walking and hiking events in the UK.
Supports people throughout England and Wales to spend time walking outdoors, through its programmes and community. You can search for wellbeing walks near you.
Aims to help improve local communities and provides details of volunteering opportunities.
The Wildlife Trusts
Organisation made up of local membership groups which care for nature sites.
This information was published in November 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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