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Mindful-in-Nature

Mindful-in-Nature at The Sharpham Trust - mental health recovery in the outdoors

A Sharpham Trust project, supported by the Big Lottery Fund, that is specifically designed to support mental health recovery, resilience and well-being for people aged 18+ living locally, combining mindfulness and nature connection.  Big Lottery funding for The Sharpham Trust Mindful in Nature project

Thanks to the funding, there are bursaries and funded places available for those experiencing financial hardship.

A free minibus service running from Torbay and Totnes will be provided for participants to get to Sharpham on the day of the courses.

Scroll down to find out more about the new 1-day & 9-week courses in Sharpham Woodland, as well as volunteer opportunities on our beautiful estate.


People taking part in these courses will learn:

  • Mindfulness and nature connection practices and skills to help manage stress and enhance well-being
  • How to build personal resilience and an increased ability to cope with difficult and stressful situations
  • A set of skills to help be steadier with whatever is happening, without resisting it or judging it as good or bad
  • Self-compassion and being kinder to one's self
  • How to apply mindfulness to daily life after the course has been completed

The project is co-designed with Devon Recovery Learning Community, including input from people with lived experience of mental health challenges.Tideford Soup supporting Mindful-in-Nature at The Sharpham Trust

Delicious soup for participants' lunches has been supplied by Tideford Organics and we thank them for their generosity.

In a world that often leaves us disconnected, Mindful-in-Nature builds on Sharpham's existing work with mindfulness and a connection to the natural world.


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1-day course: Mindful-in-Nature

An introduction to the Mindful-In-Nature approach either as a one-off experience or as a taster for the Mindful-in-Nature 9-week course.

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9-week course: Mindful-in-Nature

Offering a unique combination of mindfulness & nature connection to support mental health recovery, resilience & well-being.

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Volunteer with us

The chance to meet new people, learn a new skill, connect with nature & get active in beautiful, inspiring surroundings.

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If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Margot Eliadis, Programme Administrator
Tel: 01803 732542
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT