Ecotherapy at St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Ecotherapy at St Nicks

Hands covered in soil

Ecotherapy promotes good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in the natural environment. At St Nicks Ecotherapy is offered through a wonderful variety of group activities which are underpinned by one-to one mentoring support. Year round groups are Bearing Fruit, Discover Nature, Nordic Walking, Creative Writing/ Nature Drawing, Eco Book Club and Plot to Plate. Over the spring and summer months we also offer Get Gardening and Woodworking, new for July 2020 we are offering Willow Weaving.

Read on to find out about the benefits of Ecotherapy, how it works at St Nicks, and how to get involved.

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Benefits of Ecotherapy

Since 2015, 93% of our Ecotherapy participants experience significant improvements in their overall mental and physical wellbeing. They also report:

How it works at St Nicks

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The project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, with additional funding from Purey Cust Trust CIO and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Your Consortium.

This page was last updated 11 Feb 2020