What is Nature Connect?

Nature Connect project runs regular group activities in Mile Cross to help adults to develop a deeper contact with nature for improved resilience and overall better good mental health. 

The project will include the following elements:

  • Resilience workshop
  • Sowing and Growing groups
  • Mindful Walking and Forest Bathing
  • Nature Connect workshops and groups
The project has been influenced by the Nature Connectedness research group at University of Derby.
Who is Nature Connect for?
People (over 18 years old) struggling with or at risk of low to moderate mental health conditions. This may also be as a consequence of COVID.
How do I access Nature Connect?

We are a self-referral service, and we ask all participants to complete a brief booking form to join our courses.
How can I find out more about Nature Connect?

Call us on 0300 330 5488 option 1 or email natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk where you will be met by a Recovery Triage Operator who will provide you with further information about this service.

Whether it’s you, someone in your family, a friend or a work colleague, we are here to support you.

Upcoming Groups and Workshops
Forest Bathing Peer Study Group

Coming Soon!

Be part of a group exploring the Japanese practice of  Shinrin Yoku (also known as Forest Bathing) and how to lead our own simple sessions with friends or family.  At each group, we’ll learn skills that bring us back to nature and create space in our busy lives, and we’ll consider how to practice this with others.

Contact natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk for more information and to book.

Monthly Forest Bathing Sessions Starting from Sloughbottom Park Pavilion

We’ll take a gentle circular mindful stroll lasting about 1 hour 15 minutes incorporating elements of the Japanese practice of shinrin – yoku or ‘forest bathing’. On this guided walk, we’ll offer a series of invitations and calming mindful practices to help us become more aware of, and connect with, the nature around us and discover how much we are part of it. We’ll finish with tea and a chance to reflect together on how the forest bathing experience was for us.

On the second Tuesday of the month:
• 12th March at 12.30pm
• 9th April at 6.30pm
• 14th May at 6.30pm

Please share with friends, family or people that you support.

To book a place,get in touch with Lucy at natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk or on 07719971911

Art workshop to explore and celebrate nature

Wednesday 24th April – 1-2.30pm at The Phoenix Centre, Mile Cross Road

With Emma from Share Your Story Through Art Community Interest Company.

A fun workshop using colours and shapes to explore and celebrate nature as essential for our existence and whose welfare is our responsibility. We will create art about nature local to us to help inspire others to recognise we are part of nature, and having a relationship will benefit us and the nature.

To book a place or for more information, email natureconnect@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

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