pepecat

pepecat

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Branching Out - Forestry Commission Scotland

'Branching Out is an innovative development for adults who use mental health services in Scotland. For each client, the service consists of around three hours of activities per week in a woodland setting, over 12 weeks.

Activities are adapted to suit the client group, site and time of year, and generally include:

Physical activity e.g. health walks and tai chi.
Conservation activities e.g. rhododendron clearance and bird box construction.
Bushcraft, e.g. fire lighting and shelter building.
Environmental art e.g. photography and willow sculptures.'

'The programme is currently available in nine NHS board areas: Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lothian, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Borders, Tayside, Fife and Highland.'

For more details contact:

Branching Out Programme Manager
Tel: 01698 368557
Email: branchingout@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
 
BrianHorlicks

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Getting back to nature is a really good remedy,
I think that's sometimes is the problem,
We've disconnected our self from nature.
 
Per Ardua Ad Astra

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A very worthwhile initiative :)

I'm not in Scotland, but I certainly know the robust benefits to be had through gentle exercise, such as walking.

It's a sort of natural therapy; keeps body and mind healthy; is a distraction; passes the time; can be done alone or in groups for social focus et cetera.

Thanks for posting :)
 
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It has inspired me to go out for a walk at the weekend now that I am starting to feel a bit better.