Our Wilder Wellbeing project is designed to empower and support people to make positive changes for their wellbeing, local community and for wildlife.
With funding from Warwickshire County Council’s Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Fund, we are able to deliver this project and continue to build on our health and wellbeing work to support communities across the county. Also in the age of Covid-19, there is greater need and importance to run such work due the increased pressure the pandemic has had on the mental health of many individuals. Wilder Wellbeing is here to support people lead healthier lives through experiencing nature and being outdoors.
The project runs over 2021/22 and is based at 3 locations covering the North and South of the county - Welcombe Hills and Clopton Park in Stratford, Cole End Park in Coleshill and Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre on Hams Hall Industrial Estate. The opportunities available are for adults (over 18) in or near Stratford and North Warwickshire who are struggling with their mental health and are seeking ways to feel better.
The three strands of the project are:
Wellbeing in Nature Courses - a free 6 week engagement programme where participants will learn ways to engage with nature and be empowered to want to use nature on their own and in their daily lives. Each weekly session is 2 hours long and focuses on one of the nationally-recognised ‘Five ways to Wellbeing’; connecting, taking notice, learning something new, getting active and giving back.
Welcombe Hills and Clopton Park Course: Tuesdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm, starting on the 16th November.
Cole End Park Course: Thursdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm, starting on the 11th November.
Please note: If you're unable to attend either of the opportunities above, there will be other courses in the new year. So still do register your interest using the contact information at the bottom of the page.
Nature Volunteering - 3 hr fortnightly sessions offering the chance to take part in practical habitat management activities (inc. scrub clearance and hedge planting) along with some wildlife surveying. These sessions are a chance for people to socialise, be physically active, learn new skills and give back to nature. They will also help improve our nature reserves for the wider community who all gain from an improved site - creating a space everyone can use to help their mental wellbeing.
Welcombe Hills and Clopton Park Sessions: Wednesdays (2nd and 4th of the month), 10am - 1pm, starting on the 24th November.
Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre Sessions: Wednesdays (1st and 3rd of the month), 10am - 1pm, starting on the 17th November.
Workplace Wellbeing Days - are a full day where participants get involved in activities such as fire lighting, willow weaving and team building activities to boost individual and team morale and promote better mental wellbeing. This opportunity will help businesses understand the value to staff spending time in green spaces and promote that to their work force. These courses will be open to local businesses at a reduced rate during the project. Please get in touch if your business is interested in taking part.
Contact our Health and Wellbeing Officer Dan Loveard to register your interest and to find out more information.
Call / Text – 07342 999703