The Environment and Me (TEaM)

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust have partnered up with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind after successfully securing over £350,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to provide positive, engaging outdoor experiences for people experiencing poor mental health in Coventry.

Jon’s story continues with us as a member of The Environment and Me Project. You could begin your story with us today – please read more below to find out about what we do and how to get involved.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust have partnered up with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind after successfully securing over £350,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to provide positive, engaging outdoor opportunities for people experiencing poor mental health in Coventry.

About us

TEaM is a Wild Wellbeing project (based on principles of eco-therapy) in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, Coventry City Council and Whitefriars Housing. We are based across Coventry at various sites including allotments, rivers, woodlands, parks and greenspaces, all of which are easily accessible by public transport.

We are here to help enhance your mental health and wellbeing through outdoor activities which include:

  • Planting, growing and harvesting food and flowers
  • Learning about nature and wildlife
  • Seasonal crafts and woodwork
  • Walks, talks and visits
  • Socializing with other TEaM members
  • New 6 week Bushcraft course (find out more below)

These are just some of the activities we have for people to take part in. Don’t worry – no previous knowledge or experience is needed. Simply come along and meet the TEaM.

Who is TEaM for?

TEaM is a service for individuals over the age of 18 who are living in Coventry. This service may especially benefit those:

  • Who are experiencing anxiety or depression
  • Have been diagnosed with a moderate/severe mental health condition
  • Who feel lonely or isolated
  • Who have low self-esteem/confidence
  • Who have been signed off of work due to poor mental health

What we have to offer

We run 8-week courses and longer-term opportunities side-by-side. And a new 6 week bushcraft course.

The courses provide an opportunity to:

  • Make new friends
  • Learn gardening and practical skills
  • Strengthen your connection with nature
  • Relax in a safe space
  • Learn the Five Ways to Wellbeing in the natural environment
  • Most importantly, tea/coffee will be provided!

Volunteering opportunities are also available for those interested. Please see here for further details.

 Bushcraft Programme

As part of the TEaM approach to ‘Bringing People, Nature and Wellbeing Together’ we are excited to be offering our new 6-week bush-craft programme in partnership with the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy. The course is held in tranquil woods at our Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve with transport provided, for those who need it, to and from the site. Sessions are structured around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing with activities including fire-lighting with just a spark, green-woodworking, charcoal making, willow weaving and more.

          


For adults living in Coventry who are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation or just poor wellbeing, this course offers the opportunity to escape into nature, meet warm, friendly people and learn new skills in a relaxing natural setting.
To enrol online please visit this web page or call: 02476 229988 or 0300 3032626. 

Alternatively contact TEaM at team@cwmind.org.uk or on 02476 554468. You can also download this enrolment form, print it, complete it and return it to: 

Martin Felstead, 
The Environment and Me (TEaM)
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Brandon Lane
Coventry, CV3 3GW

Let the soothing powers of nature work their magic.
 

 

Referrals and Contact Info

If you wish to make a self-referral, please follow this link or download a self referral form at the bottom of this page.

If you would like any further information or to speak to one of the team, please get in touch:

t: 02476 554468
e: team@cwmind.org.uk

                                          

Downloads

FilenameFile size
TEAM - Self Referal Form - Final Version.pdf1.43 MB
Bushcraft enrolment form237.27 KB