Mindful-In-Nature: half-day taster session

This is a half-day taster for the full Mindful-In-Nature 8-week course.

Mindful-In-Nature is a programme specifically designed to support mental health recovery, resilience and well-being for people aged 18+ living locally, by offering a unique combination of mindfulness and nature connection.

It is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and facilitated by The Sharpham Trust.

The taster session will give you a taste of the Mindful-In-Nature approach and the chance to spend some time outdoors in our beautiful setting.

We recommend this taster for anyone due to attend the full course, or if you are undecided about the 8-week course.

The taster runs from 12.30pm - 3.30pm and will take place in our woodland in the grounds of Sharpham House.

The woodland site offers an outdoor kitchen, toilets and a covered fire shelter for wet and cold weather conditions.

Limited free transport is available from Torbay and Totnes.


The next course will be delivered from 12.30pm - 3:30pm on Tuesday 26 March 2024

Sunlight through the trees

This course is for you if you:

  • have recent or ongoing lived experience of mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety
  • are urrently in a relatively stable period of mental well-being
  • are aged 18 or above
  • have an interest in spending some time outdoors in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature in a safe and supportive setting
  • are curious to learn how the practice of mindfulness and nature connection can support your overall sense of well-being
  • are willing to fully commit to the course
  • live locally (in South Devon) and be available for the course times and dates (in South Devon)
  • are not a previous participant of the course

Apply for the taster session

Before we accept you on the taster session, we'll ask you to fill in a form outlining your needs, giving us contact details and more.

Apply here

Explore the 8-week course

This taster session gives you a flavour of the practices and approaches we'll be taking on the 8-week Mindful-in-Nature course.

You can find out more about the 8-week course here.

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Thanks to generous support from the National Lottery Community Fund we are able to offer this half-day taster course for free.