Eco-in-Mind Dorchester - photo

Eco-in-Mind Dorchester
Dorset Mind

18 - 25 Free In-person Support

Where

Louds Mill Allotments
Saint Georges Road
Dorchester, DT1 1PH
Google Maps

When

Project runs weekly
Mo
11:30-13:00
Tu
We
Th
10:15-11:15
11:30-12:30
Fr
Sa
Su
Monday
11:30-13:00
Thursday
10:15-11:15
Thursday
11:30-12:30
School Term
School Holidays
Bank Holidays

The activity runs from 22 January 2024 to 16 April 2025. The Dorset Youth does not manage bookings for this activity and is not responsible for the delivery of the project. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation directly.


What

Please note this group is available for people 18+ (including ages 25 and over).

Spending time in green space or bringing nature in to your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.

The project provides practical support by our trained staff and volunteers to those with mental health problems.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life experienced by our participants. We achieve this by supporting them to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience whilst connecting with nature and other people.

Eco-in-Mind offers outdoors support from our facilitator and volunteers to help grow and tend to a number of allotment plots.

We can provide bespoke programmes for groups or charities that could benefit from this service. In addition, we offer team-building days and/or projects for companies to work on the allotments.

The sort of activities you can expect include:

  • Sowing seeds and planting fruit and vegetables
  • Digging, weeding and pruning
  • Planning new spaces
  • Upcycling pallets into furniture
  • Creating wildlife habitats

BENEFITS OF ECO-THERAPY

Do you love spending time doing things like growing food or flowers? Being outdoors can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. It can:

  • Improve your mood, reduce stress/anger.
  • Help you take time-out and feel relaxed.
  • Improve your physical health.
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Help you make new connections.
  • Provide peer support.

Anyone with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing challenges can access the service. Please note that this is not a drop-in service. You must complete a self-referral form to access support, referral forms can be found under the appropriate service on the Dorset Mind website. If you have any queries relating to this service please email ecoinmind@dorsetmind.uk or visit our website Eco in Mind - Dorset Mind


Organiser

Dorset Mind

20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN

Reviews

There are no reviews yet!