Branching Out is an innovative project that offers a holistic, person-centred approach promoting ‘five ways to better mental health’.
It brings together mental healthcare workers and outdoor staff, such as countryside rangers, to help people recover from long-term mental health problems. Through a 12-week programme of woodland activities, Branching Out teaches participants coping strategies to maintain positive mental health. It offers participants a chance to increase their self-confidence, explore new places and activities, and feel engaged with their community.
Ruaraidh at Nature4Health is excited to announce new Branching Out programmes set to start at the end of February next year, and are open for bookings. At each location, sessions will take place weekly over a twelve week period, running from 10am to 1pm.
This programme is free for all attendees, and is designed (by the NHS and Forestry Commission (now Scottish Forestry)) for people who use mental health services. For more information please visit Scottish Forestry here, Nature4Health’s site here, or have a look at this very informative summary document here.
Do get in touch with Ruaraidh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.