Ecotherapy at St Nicks

With my ‘Patron of St Nicks’ hat on, let me say how proud I was to attend the launch of the new Ecotherapy project there today. Run by Kathy Sturgess, the project has its very own Ecotherapy Chalet right next to the main St Nicks building.

Project leader Kathy Sturgess outside the new Ecotherapy Chalet at St Nicks, York

Project leader Kathy Sturgess outside the new Ecotherapy Chalet at St Nicks, York

Ecotherapy promotes good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in the natural environment. I’m looking forward to contributing to the activities on offer there as part of the project. Today’s launch offered the chance to sample some of the upcoming activities, which will take place under four umbrella headings:

  • Connecting to Nature
  • Green Fingers
  • Bearing Fruit
  • Plot to Plate.
Sampling the Ecotherapy activities that will be on offer at St Nicks

Sampling some of the Ecotherapy activities that will be on offer at St Nicks

We had absolutely beautiful weather for the launch, so visitors were able to enjoy the very best St Nicks has to offer (including delicious cake!)

St Nicks in the sunshine on Ecotherapy Launch Day

St Nicks in the sunshine on Ecotherapy Launch Day

If you, or someone you know, might benefit from taking part in this Ecotherapy project, just contact Kathy on 01904 411821 or ecotherapy@stnicks.org.uk to find out more. Meanwhile, there’s more information here.

Finding out more inside the St Nicks Ecotherapy Chalet

Finding out more inside the St Nicks Ecotherapy Chalet

The Ecotheraphy Project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. I’m looking forward to it making a Big Difference to people’s lives.

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