Wellbeing event on Anglesey brings together participants and stakeholders for a sunny celebration

10 Jun 2024

Coed Lleol/ Small Woods has celebrated the success of their projects on Anglesey with partners, participants and stakeholders with a free ‘Wellbeing in Nature’ event at Coed Franco in Llangoed. 

The celebration day brought together various groups with links to the project to share food, discuss ideas and connect with nature in the sunshine. 

The day kicked off with a green gym and orienteering session, which is part of the regular woodland wellbeing sessions run every Friday by leader John Pritchard. Actif Woods Friday group is a popular activity for people with additional needs, which has been running for over 10 years on Anglesey.  

Following this energetic start, attendees were shown around Haulfre Gardens, planted a hazelnut tree to take home and engaged in meaningful discussions about wellbeing, community and environment. After a delicious fired-cooked meal by Education Officer Melissa, there were opportunities to learn how to make a whistle and how to print with natural plant dye.   

Coed Lleol/ Small Woods offers a wide range of programmes, one off sessions and volunteering opportunities throughout the year on Anglesey. People can be referred by their GP through social prescribing or self-refer. 

The ‘Connecting People, Nature and Place through Skills and Training’ project, which started earlier this year, has already delivered sessions working with schools, young people and adults, helping to build a deeper connection with nature and supporting health and wellbeing. 

Other exciting opportunities to look out for later this year include: 
- Agored Coppice Products course starting in July  
- Nature Wellbeing sessions on 5th July and 2nd August  
- Wild Health Event on 18th July 
- Woodland Management Level 3 qualification in the Autumn 
- Further 6-weeks programmes coming up in the Autumn  

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