St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Ecotherapy at St Nicks

Pumpkins at St Nicks
Pumpkins grown by St Nicks Get Gardening group - see the downloads section below for our latest Ecotherapy update

Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of programmes that aim to promote good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a natural environment. At St Nicks, ecotherapy is offered through various group activities and is underpinned by one to one mentor support. We currently offer activities every day of the work week, which are listed below and are all fully funded, donations welcome. 



Tai chi at Dragon Stones

Tai chi – mindful movement at Dragon Stones




Interested? Want to know more?
Please see this page for more details on how Ecotherapy works at St Nicks, watch the video below to see it in practice, download the latest update (Autumn 2017) and/or contact Kathy Sturgess on 01904 411821 or email

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, with additional funding from Purey Cust Trust CIO and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Your ConsortiumThe Green Exercise programme is funded by City of York Council.

This page was last updated 16 Nov 2017