Rainbow CommUnity Projects is a non-profit organization that aims at reconnecting people to nature and to each other. More specifically they provide the following;
- Easy and friendly access to nature-based therapy for all in the community regardless of class, cultural background, race and wealth to meet increased mental health needs and support wellbeing in a non-pathologizing way.
- Promoting ecotherapy for individuals, couples and families i.e. therapy sessions in nature as source of wellbeing and healing using a range of activities such as yoga, mindfulness, art and craft, dance and movement.
- Group work and opportunities to develop supportive relationships and a sense of belonging through promoting support networks in the community to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
- Building bridges between communities who might be divided, discriminated against or marginalised eg children with special needs or disability, adopted families, children in care and their carers, refugees, young people who might engage in anti-social behaviour, self-harming or affected by anxiety, people affected by racism and other forms of discrimination, the homeless, old people living alone or in care homes.
- Raising awareness of and caring for the environment as a source of wellbeing and a form of activism.
Type of activities:
Ecotherapy activities/ Creative & arts
Specialist client experience:
Vulnerable adults, children and families, young people (inc. dementia & learning disabilities)
“The ecotherapy group sessions were a good reminder that spending time in nature does ground me and helps me feel more present in life which has been a good motivator for seeking it out more. I liked how accepting people were of each other. There were differences in the group but people still found ways to connect. I think that’s wonderful and inspiring. I felt everyone was brave for showing up and sharing some parts of themselves. I saw so much resilience and courage in everyone. ”
– A participant in the 8-week ecotherapy programme –
Different locations around Brighton
Public transport and parking:
As per specific venue
Free if funding available – community rate £40 per hour.
Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun
Toilet/ Shelter/ Fire/ Wheelchair accessible/ Lunch provided.
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
Therapeutic gardening groups in Brighton & the South Downs, including activities for those living with mental health difficulties & dementia.
Centre for Ecotherapy
Therapeutic gardening project in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
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Plot 22 is a community allotment, a food growing project and therapeutic garden in Hove.
Rock Farm is a working market garden, community space and horticultural therapy project on a 6-acre site near Steyning.
A community-owned land project near Horam, East Sussex that is dedicated to life, learning and working in harmony with nature.
Circle of Life Rediscovery
This project outside Lewes, East Sussex aims to transform education, health and families through nature.
The Plot (Stanmer Park)
A community-led sanctuary space for sharing and nurturing creativity, community spirit and connection.
The Wild Mind Project
Providing emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities combined with creative activities.
Living Vital are an organic food growing community garden located at the back of Stanmer Park in Brighton.
Wild Gathering CiC
They create and facilitate nature connection health and wellbeing workshop programmes, events, and guided mindful walks.
Rainbow CommUnity Projects CIC
A non-profit organization which aims at reconnecting people to nature and to each other
Hearts and Flowers
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