We offer a therapeutic service, based on the Ecotherapy or Green Care model of wellbeing. By getting outside and working on woodland management, conservation and coppice craft activities in our beautiful 43-acre ancient woodland, our participants find their emotional, cognitive and physical health improves.
Our participants come to us with a range of mental health, neurological and learning disability support needs. Some just feel low and want time out following redundancy or a bereavement.
Our schemes are designed to help the individual live happier and healthier lives through improving green spaces for the wider community and creating products from resources created by the woodland. This work is meaningful and develops a variety of life skills in our participants:
Cognitive skills such as problem solving and decision making;
Builds physical and mental resilience and fitness through physical activities in a natural, outdoor space;
Social interaction, team work and confidence;
Improves feelings of wellbeing through reduction in stress and developing managing strategies;
Improves self-esteem through regular feedback on developing craft or work-tolerance skills.