live well with nature
The live well with nature programme formed as a partnership between Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Telford & Wrekin Council to help improve the health and wellbeing of Telford’s communities through outdoor activities in Telford & Wrekin’s many nature reserves and green spaces.
A 2017 report 'Understanding Telford and Wrekin' highlighted 15,938 adults aged 16-64 were living with a long-term health problem or disability limiting their daily activities.
However, there is growing evidence that accessing nature has multiple health benefits and in return nature benefits from receiving the care and attention required to ensure its long-term future.
Our 12 week nature-base programmes are free for anyone (aged 18+) living in Telford & Wrekin who want to improve their health & wellbeing. Activities are varied and may include:
- practical conservation activities such as hedge-laying and habitat creation
- traditional crafts like spoon-whittling
- footpath maintenance across Telford's rights of way
- wildlife surveys
- supporting community groups in Telford for example by creating gardens, orchards, meadows or woodlands.
No practical experience is required prior to attending.
The 4 stages of live well with nature:
1. A community group or an individual contacts Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT)
2. SWT identifies available places on their 12 week programmes
3. A simple anonymous health & wellbeing assessment is carried out at the start and end of programmes.
4. Practical activities are attended and supported by SWT.
For more information contact Craig Baker:
01743 284 276