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Becky O'Melia and members of Eight Bells for Mental Health explain how BBOWT's Nature Therapy project improves wellbeing

Getting outdoors can be great for your health and happiness. BBOWT's Engaging with Nature project enabled people from Eight Bells for Mental Health, a local charity in Newbury, to gain the benefits of being outdoors.

The project was funded and led by BBOWT at the Nature Discovery Centre in partnership with Eight Bells for Mental Health. The group met for 12 weeks from January 2017, each week completing practical conservation tasks, cooking on an open fire and having a go at wildlife-themed crafts and outdoor activities.

Find out more about the project and hear the participants explain what it meant to them in our video below! 

 

Community Wildlife Officer, Becky O'Melia and members of Eight Bells for Mental Health explain how BBOWT's Nature Therapy project improves wellbeing.

Would you like to know more about this type of work? Please contact Jone Ayres ndc@bbowt.org.uk or 01635 874381.

 

The Nature Discovery Centre is managed by BBOWT on behalf of West Berkshire Council. We offer a range of activities for all ages, from Nature Tots and Teen Rangers to the Nature Memories Café.

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