The Centre for Ecotherapy provides support for vulnerable people in the local community, aiming to improve and maintain well-being through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities. They offer free-to-user services that deliver restful, informal, structured activities in nature in order to provide respite from daily struggles and time to recalibrate.
In addition, the Centre for Ecotherapy is a community space, available to anyone who would benefit from being in a healing natural environment. They offer regular therapeutic activities for groups, individuals and volunteers, as well as a peaceful environment for third party organisations to bring groups for activities, team-building experiences or respite for staff.
Type of activities:
Food growing / Conservation / Ecotherapy activities
Specialist client experience:
Adult mental health needs, long term unemployment, long term illness, substance abuse; physical and learning disabilities; young people
“I’ve found taking part in this programme much, much, better than any of the counselling I have received… I think coming here is beneficial for me at the moment for the way I feel. I feel happy here, I feel relaxed here, it’s a lovely atmosphere… people listen and its nice being with people in the same situation as yourself and you don’t feel so alone.”
– Centre for Ecotherapy participant –
None except by special arrangement
Public transport and parking:
– Bus Nos 23 and 25 (Universities) to Lower Lodges followed by 20 min walk
– Falmer railway station followed by 25 min walk.
Wheelchair accessible (coming soon)
Lunch provided (Friday group only)
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