FREE programmes for young people experiencing anxiety and depression in Brighton.
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 one of our FREE programmes. Each weekly session lasts for two hours. Slow down and reconnect with yourself and your environment in this nature-based, discovery-led programme.
Typical activities might include a short nature walk, light conservation work, foraging or gardening. This would be combined with a range of creative activities such as plant-based dyeing, needle felting, drawing, whittling, lino cutting, clay modelling or cooking on an open fire. There will be time to talk and share experiences and worries, if you wish to.
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“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.
“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.
PRICE: All programmes are FREE of charge.
DATES: Sunday 9th July 2023 – running weekly until Sunday 30th July from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Suitable for 16 to 25-year-olds
LOCATION: Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9PZ and the ‘One Garden’ if the weather is bad.
This programme is not suitable for young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities or who have been diagnosed with ASD Level 2 or above – please see alternative programmes. Sorry but this location is NOT suitable for WHEELCHAIR ACCESS.
We would like to thank Focus Foundation for funding this programme and thank the One Garden for their support.
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