An innovative new project funded by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council that focuses on improving peoples physical and mental health through a program of outdoor activities.

The Your Wild Life project aims to build on the existing large body of evidence that shows that spending more time outdoors is good for your physical and mental health and wellbeing. The project, which began in December 2013, aims to deliver health improvements to the people of North Solihull through a series of outdoor based activities. 

People will be given the opportunity to take part in the following activities:

  • Practical conservation work.
  • Wildlife surveying.
  • Guided wildlife walks.
  • Wildlife gardening. 
  • Food growing.

North Solihull has a wealth of wonderful green spaces and the Your Wild Life project aims to use these areas to promote healthier lifestyles. 

The project has been a great success in its first year, securing extension funding and achieving positive health outcomes. Volunteers mental wellbeing improved by an average of 57% and all participants increased their weekly levels of physical activity. Over 850 hours of volunteering was put in, equating to £6,161 worth of work. New wildlife gardens were created and existing habitats improved, making North Solihull a greener and healthier place to live!

For details of the events that we are running please download the timetable and posters from the section below. Or get in touch and we will gladly explain what exciting things we have to offer!

If you want to find out more or live in North Solihull and wish to explore your green spaces then get in touch with Susan James, Your Wild Life Project Officer, on 024 7630 2912 or susan.james@wkwt.org.uk

 

 

 

As part of the project a wildlife garden is being created at the Three Tree’s Community Centre in Chelmsley Wood. You can read more about this on our blog