Woodland Wellbeing

The Woodland Wellbeing Programme is a funded provision that offers free nature-based courses and volunteering to support the management of everyday mental health and wellbeing needs. All sessions run weekly during term time in eight week blocks. There are monthly family friendly workshops delivered on Saturdays.

Activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Therapeutic Gardening and Horticulture
  • Sustainable Eco-Crafting
  • Mindful Movement
  • Volunteering


If you are a GP, mental/physical health practitioner, support worker or social prescriber you can refer to the programme. Please identify which activity you feel most appropriate for your client and get in touch.

If you feel you would benefit from a funded place for your own mental health and wellbeing you can book on here:

Horticultural / Woodland Volunteering

Learn how to support the woodland/garden management team with garden maintenance, coppicing, weeding out invasive plants and clearing paths.

Therapeutic Horticulture

Learn how to grow organic vegetables using the No-Dig technique and the benefits of eating a healthy balanced diet.

Yoga for Wellbeing

Develop a personal toolkit of Yoga practices that support mental health and wellness. Support will be given to make healthy lifestyle changes and develop a daily Yoga practice.

Mindful Movement

Learn a series of mindful movements based on Tai Chi and Yoga movements to reduce stress and tension and gain the serenity needed to return to a state of wellness.

Sustainable eco crafts

Learn a sustainable eco craft in a calm and peaceful woodland environment. Crafts include, green woodworking, natural mandala making, willow weaving, nature looms and flower pressing.

Training Workshops

• 1-day Introduction to nature-based practice for deep relaxation and healing– 1-day workshop (multiple dates)
• 1-day Introduction to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (multiple dates)
• Specialised courses for therapists, students and practitioners available on request.


If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem, there are several resources available to find out more information or get connected with help.

  • Survivors UK (02035 983898)
    Male survivors of rape and sexual assault, Any age, Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm
    POC and LGBT+ Support
  • LGBTQ+ (0161 228 3308)
    Young people homelessness, abusive homes, (closest offices are Manchester). Age 16-25
    Black, Asian and African Mental Health Support, Any age