Our Mindful-in-Nature project continues

Our Mindful-in-Nature project continues

Published: 30 March 2023

We've been awarded further funding so that our ground-breaking mental health and  nature project can continue.

VACANCY: see here for details of our Mindful-in-Nature coordinator vacancy

Logo of the National Lottery Community FundThanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, we've got another 3 years of funding for our Mindful in Nature project.

For the last five years, the project has been supporting people local to Sharpham in their journey to recover good mental health, using nature-mindfulness and meditation practices.

People gathered around a campfire


Mindful-in-Nature has definitely been one of the most meaningful, inspiring, life-changing experiences for me - former participant


What happens on Mindful-in-Nature?

Participants take part in an 8-week programme led by experienced nature-mindfulness leaders.

Project participants learn tools that offer increased resilience, skills to notice and regulate emotions and ways to work with nature to assist improved mental health.

Ben Ballard, Sharpham Trust Programme Manager, explains more in this video:


Former Mindful-in-Nature participants Cass and Phil share their experiences of the course and what it did for them:



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