Many of us know nature has multiple, well documented benefits for mental health and wellbeing. Spending time in outdoor social activity reduces social isolation, builds confidence, and allows space for conversations about mental health.
Time around trees and other plants can reduce blood pressure, lower stress, boost energy, and boost the immune system (Qing Li, 2018).
2019 is the year of Health and Wellbeing in Coventry and Warwickshire and over the next 6 months, ARC are collating and promoting meaningful outdoor social activities that benefit mental & physical health.
We will be signposting people to activities such as Ecotherapy, conservation volunteering, walking, allotments, gardening and more…
Download the leaflet with activities across the County A dose of nature leaflet WCC
There are a number of different ways you can get involved. Would you like to improve your mental health and wellbeing?
Would you commit to taking part in an outdoor activity to benefit to benefit your mental
health or wellbeing during 2019?
Do you run an outdoor activity we can help promote?
Get in touch with us to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the flier here: DailyDose_Flier2-compressed
Some regular outdoor group activities available locally:
|Mental Health Together||Sat, Thurs & various||www.mentalhealthtogether.org|
|Walking for Health||Various across District||www.warwickdc.gov.uk|
|Green Minds Northumberland
Rd Allotments, Leamington Spa
|Tues 10am – 12noon||www.springfieldmind.org.uk Tel 01789 298615|
|The Canal, Clemens St, L’Spa||Weds 10am||Drop in|
|The Dell, Leamington Spa||Thurs 10am||Drop in|
|New St. Burial Ground, L’ Spa||Thurs 2pm||Drop in|
|Sydni Gardening Club, L’Spa||Mon 9.30-12.30 / 1.45-2.45||www.sydni.org|
|Hill Close Gardens, Warwick||Weds, Thurs, Fri||www.hillclosegardens.com|
|Guys Cliffe Walled Garden, Warwick||Weds, Fri, Sun||guyscliffewalledgarden.org.uk|
|Ecotherapy at Foundry Wood||Tues 10am – 3pm||ARC CIC – www.arccic.co.uk|
|Tallis Wood Wellbeing Courses||Weds 10am – 3pm||ARC CIC – www.arccic.co.uk|
|Conservation volunteering around the district||Various locations and times – see website||Warwickshire Wildlife Trust warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk|
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