Nature Connection wellbeing course

Boost your wellbeing with this exciting nature connection experience.

Nature Connection is a free six-week course for adults aged 18 and over in Dacorum living with anxiety and other low-level mental health conditions. The aim of the course is to provide an experience in nature to support mental health and wellbeing.

You will join a small group for two hours a week for six weeks. The sessions will be lead by an experienced Forest Therapy Guide. You will experience a gentle walk in nature with a sequence of mindful nature connection invitations to ease anxious minds and bodies. You will gain your own nature connection practice which you will be able to continue once the course is over.

Please note: application is by referral only from a medical/health professional, such as your GP, health worker, qualified counsellor, a support agency or support worker.

The course will run subject to, and in accordance with, COVID-19 Government guidance at the time of the course.

When and where?

  • From 9 September to 14 October 2021
  • Every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm for six weeks
  • Location: outside in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DN 

Who's it for?

For Dacorum residents aged 18 and over living with anxiety, stress and low-level mental health conditions. The course is free and any materials are provided.

How to apply

Please complete and submit the online form via the link. Your health professional, GP or support agency/worker will then be automatically sent a short referral form to complete the application.

Apply here

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 6 September 2021.

More information

Please see our  Nature Connection leaflet (PDF 5MB).

If you would like to find out more about the course or if you have any questions or queries, please email Annie Smith at active@dacorum.gov.uk  or call 01442 228390.

Paper and large print application forms are also available on request.

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