Old Wood Organic CIC (Woodland Wellbeing Programme)Back to Activities
Old Wood Organic CIC, is a nature-connected community supporting the management of everyday mental health and well-being needs.
In our beautiful woodland, all sessions are free and delivered by certified nature-based educators with lived experience of mental ill health and health care professionals. We offer free therapeutic horticulture, Yoga, Mindfulness, Eco Crafts courses and Volunteering.
Funded places available for individuals and families.
The Woodland Wellbeing Programme is a funded provision that offers free nature-based courses and volunteering to support the management of everyday mental health and wellbeing needs. All sessions run weekly during term time in eight week blocks. There are monthly family friendly workshops delivered on Saturdays.
• Therapeutic Gardening and Horticulture
• Sustainable Eco-Crafting - with nature looms, clay, green woodworking, cooking and free play.
• Mindful Movement
Forestry and Horticulture volunteering:
We have opportunities for volunteers to join the woodland and garden management team in our no-dig garden and surrounding woodland in two cohorts twice a year (Spring/Summer & Autumn/ Winter). We use woodland gardening as a tool for educating people about the environment, supporting peoples wellbeing, and improving physical, mental and spiritual health.
Activities may vary, but some examples include:
• Sowing seeds,
• Growing food in our garden
• Woodland Weeding
• Clearing Paths
This is good for wellbeing because
- You feel more connected to nature
- You take time out and feel more relaxed
- You meet and get to know new people
- You learn a new skill
- Improves your physical health
- Reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, anger and depression
I have to say what a wonderful person she (Atma) is. She is kind, calming and so knowledgeable. I am finding both courses (Yoga and Mindfulness) thoroughly rewarding, and they are having an impact on my mental and physical health. I thoroughly recommend people try her courses.
I am enjoying the No-Dig community gardening course with Ben. I have been able to learn how to grow organic veg in a beautiful accent woodland, look forward to joining more courses at Old Wood Organic.