How woodlands benefit wellbeing
A wealth of scientific evidence now validates the fact that time spent in woodland can deliver physical, mental and emotional benefits.
We’ve worked with the University of Northampton on a research project about how woodlands nurture physical, mental and emotional health in older adults. This is what some of our service users say –
- “Calming and energizing, helping put some aspects of life into perspective”
- “Definitely has a therapeutic effect, recharging the batteries”
- “Makes me feel more alive, ready to face the week ahead”
- “Helps me sleep better at night”
Simply being in a woodland environment promotes calmness, helping our service users leave our wellbeing sessions feeling revived, refreshed and invigorated.
How Outdoor Tribe promotes wellbeing
We deliver a variety of woodland wellbeing sessions to adults, including Woodland Working Party sessions and Mindful Moments in Nature.
Whether working with adults or children we introduce activities and techniques that promote wellbeing and holistic development; calming and nurturing experiences in a peaceful, private woodland setting.
Regularly spending time in a woodland environment can provide health benefits for both adults and children.
Connecting with nature, in a tranquil environment, helps diminish stress and anxiety levels and encourages the mindful practice of being ‘in the present’.
Benefit your wellbeing and the woodland through being involved in light woodland management tasks, green wood working, craft activities and cooking over a camp fire.
Our Social Forestry sessionare scheduled 2 Mondays and 2 Wednesdays a month. A a great way to enjoy some ‘Me time’ in a tranquil woodland setting.
Family woodland activity sessions
An opportunity for families to experience some wild wood activities, suitable for all ages.
Woodland crafts, games, den building and cooking over an open fire are all on offer, along with opportunity to learn more about the birds, butterflies, animals, trees and plants that live in the woodland. A fun way for the whole family to connect more with nature and themselves.
Making connections with the natural world and learning more about themselves are two of the benefits to be gained from our Forest School sessions for children and family activity sessions.
We work with children who attend mainstream school, those who are home educated and those who have special needs.