Nature Health Projects

The Community Team have a Health Projects coordinator Charlie who will be working with the community and finding out what health means to them. She works alongside our GP Surgeries, Link Workers and Digital Inclusion roles to improve residents health and wellbeing through outdoor activities.

I felt quite disconnected from nature and found it all too easy to stay indoors on my difficult days, when the weather looked unappealing or if there were too many people outside. I am finding the nature natter sessions help me feel calmer, slow down and connect more deeply to my surroundings. So far I have learnt to light a fire, make a picture frame and a wreath out of natural materials in the local park’

Nature Natter Participant

Charlie’s enthusiastic and patient instructions, demonstrations and encouragement have helped me have the confidence to be able to work at my pace and not just sit at home getting in panic reading the news. I started to notice the subtle shapes, colours and textures of the leaves and plants in the park. Since starting our sessions, I am now building up the confidence to get out of the house every day for a walk and trying to explore new places. The nature natter is a highlight of my week, it is definitely helping lift my mood’.

Nature Natter Participant