I’m excited to share this project with you! I created The Nature for Wellbeing project as a way to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and families in Liverpool after the recent covid crisis.
Many parents have approached me to say that their children are feeling anxious and would benefit from support. I want to help Liverpool kids overcome their worries and connect to their innate resilience by providing engaging, supportive, mindful workshops outside in nature. I believe this is an awesome way to support their wellbeing, using tried and tested methods, in the transition from lockdown.
Nature for Wellbeing sessions will take place in community gardens and parks in Liverpool, so far we have support from Croxteth Community Garden, Friends of Norris Green Park, Friends of Springfield Park and Love Wavertree.
The sessions will be for children and families and will include activities that support mental health & wellbeing, including; kids mindfulness activities, nature themed crafts, positive art rock painting, autumn/winter veg planting (we have our own veg bed at Croxteth Community Garden), kids yoga stretches, storytelling, simple meditation.
The great thing about this project is that it helps Liverpool kids and families by giving them wellbeing techniques and skills that they can take forward to support them in the future. It encourages families to get outdoors and also supports our amazing local parks & green spaces.
I have already voluntarily trialled the project and received wonderful reviews from families who loved the session and praised how well it was organised. They even asked when they could come back! I dream of eventually delivering Nature for Wellbeing in green spaces all over the city so that ALL local kids can benefit.
Funded by Liverpool (August 2020)