Outdoor wellbeing group is open for new members

  Posted: 31.07.20 at 15:27 by Shared Earth Learning

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A common experience during lockdown of being stuck indoors and feeling isolated, has has left some people with increased anxiety and depression. But support is at hand, as local social enterprise, Shared Earth Learning Co-op, has resumed their outdoor wellbeing group.

The group meets on Mondays from 11am to 3pm at Vallis Veg, a market garden on the edge of Frome, and is open to new members.

Led by experienced facilitators, this supportive space for adults offers a range of activities including growing edible produce, natural arts and crafts, practical skills,
campfire cooking, nature connection and mindfulness.

The group is free to attend, although if participants have personal budgets to support their wellbeing activities, they are requested to use this to attend, as this sustains the programme funding. The social enterprise, which receives grant-funding to support
the inclusivity of their service, provides all the tools and materials needed, plus some refreshments.

All participants need to bring is a packed lunch and outdoor clothing.

Reassuring anyone who may be concerned about joining a group, programme leader and co-director, Helen Moore, said: “Being outdoors is generally acknowledged as being lower risk in terms of the spread of Covid-19, and is highly beneficial for our wellbeing generally. And with health and safety firmly in mind, we’ve made various adaptations to keep everyone safe, including social distancing measures, extra hand-washing facilities and personalised hand-tools, which are disinfected at the end of
each session.”

The group is currently open to new members who would benefit from additional support for their wellbeing. To find out more, contact Shared Earth Learning via email or phone: [email protected] or call: 07935068254

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