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 various group activities which are underpinned by one-to one mentoring support. Activities include Bearing Fruit (conservation skills), Discover NatureNordic Walking, Creative Writing, Woodworking, Eco Book Club, Get Gardening and Plot to Plate. Read on to find out about the benefits of Ecotherapy, how it works at St Nicks, and to download an enrolment form.

“Walking through the gates of St Nicks is like walking into an oasis of acceptance and support. It brings a sense of calm and peace that only nature can provide”

Benefits of Ecotherapy

Since 2015, 90% of our Ecotherapy participants have reported significant improvements in their overall mental and physical wellbeing. They also reported:

How Ecotherapy works at St Nicks

Interested? Want to know more?
Please see this page for more details on Ecotherapy activities at St Nicks, watch the video below to see it in practice and/or contact Kathy Sturgess on 01904 411821 or email

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 27 Mar 2019