What is Ecotherapy?

Mind – the charitable organisation – have produced an introduction to ecotherapy, a range of nature-based programmes that can support your wellbeing. Their introduction includes guidance on finding ecotherapy programmes near you, and how you can do it by yourself.

What is ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities in nature.

Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits. For example, ecotherapy can help you manage an existing mental health problem, and could help prevent future periods of ill health, such as an episode of depression. You can use ecotherapy on its own, or do it alongside other treatments such as talking treatments or medication.

Read more here from Mind’s introduction.

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