Green exercise and ecotherapy

Green exercise and ecotherapy

Being active outdoors in nature can help improve your physical and mental health. People attending four ecotherapy projects in this film explained how their activities were helping them to make new friends, learn new skills, improve their self‐confidence and help them manage their mental health problems.

We spoke to people at:

Grounded Ecotherapy, London

Growing Well, near Kendal

Recovery at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire

Roots East, Bromley by Bow

How ecotherapy can help:

  • You can exercise at your own pace
  • It’s less intimidating than a gym
  • It’s good for making friends and learning new skills
  • Bring in nature can feel calming and peaceful