Mental ill health can severely affect an individual’s quality of life and cause disability.
Evidence is emerging that says that connecting with nature and being outdoors in greenspaces improves psychological health by reducing stress levels and enhancing mood.
Ecotherapy, is a brand of therapy that links depression and anxiety to alienation from the natural environment.
Its approach is not complicated but highly effective - get outside into the natural environment, do something physical and you'll feel much better about yourself.
This way of renewing our bonds, emotionally, physically and spiritually with nature that has a such a beneficial healing effect on our hearts and minds is at the heart of everything the Sharpham Outdoors Project does.
The Project uses the phrase Take A Moment! to describe this ecotherapeutic approach to their particular work, which is also rooted in the values of sustainability and cooperation.
A place to get active
In the words of our visitors
- I wanted to extend my thanks to you, Beth and staff for the opportunity to join my daughter Eve and the rest of the 'tribe' last Friday in the woods. Eve gained so much personally from just two solid days with you, she was beaming as we were driving home both covered in mud and paint!
- Sarah-Jane (parent)
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