Health and Wellbeing

Wild Health

National Lottery Heritage Fund

200 people have participated in Wild Health
865 attendances at wild health sessions
221 sessions delivered across Gwent
The National Lottery Community Fund

Wild Health is currently funded by the players of the National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund, Wild Health was developed and piloted across Gwent with support from the Co-operative fund and went from strength to strength. The project is currently funded until 2020 by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Integrated Care Fund via Welsh Government. The project is building on the pilot, offering recreational, social and work based outdoor opportunities for people who may benefit physically and emotionally from nature based activities. 

About us

Wild Health is working in partnership with organisations across Gwent to provide inclusive access to the project, there is a real demand and desire for outdoor provision from groups and individuals who up until now haven’t experienced long term engagement and support from outdoor providers. Wild Health has been working with mental health and local delivery groups such as; Monmouthshire Mind, St Cadocs Hospital, Gofal, Hafal, the early intervention psychosis service, Girls Aloud, Wednesday Warriors, Newport People First, Coleg Gwent and the Integrated Autism Service.

Gwent Wildlife Trust is proactively engaging with the health and well-being needs of local communities by running regular workdays and recreational activities at nature reserves, in local green spaces and in our wild places. These are geared towards, and are highlighting, improvements in health and well-being derived from engagement with the natural world. As well as the environmental and therapeutic benefits, the project is also supporting with other issues people are tackling such as confidence, self esteem, social isolation and employability.

Wild Health is increasing levels of community participation in nature conservation and recreation

People with mental and physical health problems are attending sessions to improve their well-being

WildNet - Matthew Roberts

We are working with communities to help them understand and appreciate wildlife

Andy Rouse/2020VISION

Wild Health is increasing collaboration and partnership working with organisations across Gwent

Gemma Bodé

Rob Waller

Get involved

For more information or to express and interest in taking part as an individual or with your community group, please get in contact through the form below or by emailing ithomas@gwentwildlife.org