Creativity in Nature

A FREE Programme for Young People - strengthen your emotional wellbeing by engaging in Nature and creative activities - Brighton and South West London.

The benefits of being outside in nature are plentiful – stress alleviation, relaxation and the reduction in symptoms of depression are just a few. It also helps social interaction so you make friends more easily and feel less isolated. 

Why don’t you join us for a FREE 3 or 5-week programme. Each session is for 2-hours. Slow down and reconnect with yourself and your environment in this nature-based, discovery led programme.

Typical activities include walks, some light conservation work or gardening. This would be combined with a range of creative activities such as painting, weaving, lino cutting, tie-dye or cooking on an open fire. There will be time to talk and share collective struggles if you wish to.

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New - Music Therapy in Nature

The Wild Mind Project, in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust, are offering a unique combination of nature based activities including music therapy and creative activities. The programme will run in Twickenham in September.

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“I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you for the recent programme my daughter Mel attended. Mel has been struggling of late, she was un-motivated and was struggling to find happiness in things she previously had passions for. Having started your programmes, I could see almost instantly she was re-engaged with her art, she became a lot more talkative with me, we spoke a lot about how she made the artwork, how the process was and how she was getting on. This was a massive shift in how Mel was on a day-to-day basis, she has always previously been very creative and enjoyed painting and photography, having just finished the four-week programme, she has picked up her camera again and actively asked for painting materials. I simply can’t thank everyone enough, your project has given me glimpses of my daughter again” 

.. quote from the parent of a young person who attended our programme.

“The programme has helped me see more of me and less of my disorder. It brought back my identity, as I remembered I have interests that I thought I lost due to my disorder. It helped me refocus on a task, activity or learning process and had a really positive impact on my wellbeing ” 

“The concept is amazing, the activities are really enriching and really well thought out. The mixture of learning, creating and then sharing was really stimulating to engage my anxious mind”

… quotes from young people who have attended our programmes.

BRIGHTON:

PRICE: All programmes are FREE of charge.

DATESCentre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton (age 16-25)

  • Sun 10th July to Sun 31st July 2022 – 1.45pm-3.45pm

DATES: Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton (age 16-25)

  • Sun 16th Oct to Sun 30th October 2022 – 10.30am-12.30pm

LONDON:

PRICES: All programmes are FREE of charge.

DATES: Marble Hill Park & Heatham House Twickenham (age 16-25)

  • Sun 11th Sep to Sun 9th Oct 2022 – 1.30-3.30pm

The above programme is run in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust. Available to residents of Richmond Borough.

DATES: Chiswick House and Gardens, Chiswick (age 16-25)

  • Sun 6th Nov to Sun 27th Nov 2022 – 11am-1pm

BOOKINGS:

If you would like to book a place then please complete our Online Booking Form

Professionals – please complete our online Referral Form

If you would like any further information then please do call us on 01273 230102 or email hello@thewildmindproject.org

We are very grateful to B&H Legacy Fund for Children & Young People, the Munday Family Fund, and the Kim Addison Fund at Sussex Community Foundation, Hampton Fund, Enjoolata Foundation and Inspire Hounslow for generously funding these programmes, and to the Charity English Heritage, The Linbury Trust and Chiswick House & Garden for their support. Thank you!

Nature is pleased with simplicity

Isaac Newton