“It's opened my eyes to what's out there”
24 Jan 2023
Heli Gittins, one of our project officers in North Wales, has recently had an article published in peer reviewed journal 'Wellbeing, Space and Society' on the long term benefits of a programme that Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales have delivered for over a decade!
Testimony from a tree lover!
19 Jan 2023
We spoke to Steve, who attended our 3 day AIM L3 Sustainable Woodland Management course in December at the Green Wood Centre, to find out what it's like to learn with us.
How nature has helped a young person to manage anxiety and anger
12 Jan 2023
I was referred to Coed Lleol’s Woodland Wellbeing Project through the Sunflower Lounge Project, which supports young people who are in care or have experienced being in care in Wales. I joined this programme to get me out of the house, help with my anxiety, and to help me to feel more comfortable in group settings.
Adventures in social prescribing!
14 Nov 2022
At the start of November, we visited UWTSD to run a session for their year 3 Outdoor Adventure Education students. This was a great opportunity to introduce Coed Lleol and what we do across Wales and we demonstrated the theoretical benefits of being outdoors in practice with a mindfulness and nature ID session.
Walking with Therapy Dogs - the simple pleasure with a wide range of benefits
31 Oct 2022
This Outdoor Health activity connects people with nature and each other, with the added therapeutic benefit of walking with dogs. It's a pretty powerful combination!
Next generation nature connection in Swansea and NPT
24 Oct 2022
We have a number of innovative programmes for children and young people this autumn. First up, we are running a 6 week woodland wellbeing programme for children and young people to work towards their John Muir Award. This is a closed group for participants aged 16-25, who are at risk of homelessness and / or experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues.
Boost winter wellbeing for free with online learning
10 Oct 2022
With autumn well underway and winter not far behind, sign up for one of our online courses to to help boost your wellbeing and reduce isolation.