Directory: Nature Wellbeing
Gardening Together – Frome
This is not a garden maintenance service. Rather, the aim is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships between frustrated gardeners and garden owners, providing guidance and support to both parties to foster a successful collaboration. Offers a simple and user-friendly platform for connecting individuals on allotment waiting lists with those willing to share their gardens.
Glastonbury Trotters walking group
A weekly wellbeing walk led by the community. Leaves St John’s Church every Monday at 12pm, after the Talking Cafe. Walks are around the town/local area.
Growing Food and Friendship – Frome
Frome Field 2 Fork is a CIC (community interest company) based at Oak Tree Paddock, Whitemill Lane, Frome BA11 4EU. Growing Food and Friendship takes place on a Tuesday 10am-3:00pm. It is a free weekly session for anyone who feels that they would benefit from a regular meet up, in a safe and supported space, where you can work together to design and grow a beautiful, edible, community market garden while enjoying the land and forming friendships.
Growing Happiness – Glastonbury
The Volunteer Network are running this allotment project every Tuesday and Wednesday in Glastonbury. They are looking for people who want to get involved in outdoor projects, have an interest in growing produce or want to improve their knowledge and understanding of growing their own food. This project enables participants to gain knowledge to improve their diet and nutrition. It is great for fitness and strength.
If you are interested, please visit their website and complete the online sign up form or contact Sue on the number below.
Health Connectors – Mendip area
Health Connectors are based in all the GP practices in the Mendip area. We can help you in a number of ways. We can work with you on a one-to-one basis – we listen to what is important to you and work with you on issues that you would like support with. We can link you up with services and organisations, help you manage long term conditions, help you meet new people, join groups or set goals that might improve your health and wellbeing. We can also help you set up new groups if it is needed in your area. We see people in GP practices or in your home if you are housebound. As well as linking you to groups and services, we also run groups such as Talking Cafes, Be Healthy Be Happy and Pain Management programmes.
Mind in Somerset – Groups
Mind in Somerset offer a range of peer support, art and gardening type groups across Somerset. Visit their website to find the closest one to you. They also offer an online self-care focused support group.
Paddington Farm Trust – farm volunteering Glastonbury
Get outside on the farm! Join Paddington Farm in Glastonbury for a morning’s work on the farm, or in the organic vegetable garden, before coming together to share a tasty lunch (made using organic produce).
Tasks vary according to the season, but may include planting and weeding, tree work, fencing, or helping with the apple juice enterprise. You’ll be part of a friendly, welcoming group and you can work at your own pace. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
Volunteer days are every Wednesday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Contact Paddington Farm for further details or to reserve your place.
Somerset Nature Connections- Nature & Wellbeing Courses
Free 6-week nature and wellbeing courses with a focus on supporting mental wellbeing and physical activity. The course explores the 5 Pathways to Nature Connectedness; these are: contact, beauty, emotion, compassion and meaning.
Therapeutic gardening with Seed of Hope – Glastonbury
Walled Garden Mells – Therapeutic Programme
The therapeutic programme has been developed in collaboration with other community organisations and are targeted at participant gardeners who may need a bit more support if they find themselves lonely or isolated. They have a large social component to help bring people together. We fund raise to be able to offer these programmes to participants for free.
A range of groups and projects, visit The Walled Garden Mells website for the latest information and times.
We Hear You (WHY) – Frome
We Hear You (WHY) provide a range of services including free, professional counselling for anyone impacted by cancer or a life-threatening condition, including Covid-19. The service is available to children, young people and adults across Mendip, Somerset and Wiltshire.
We Hear You (WHY) also run Walk and Talks, WHY Be Mindful courses, WHY Outdoors Nature Connections and The Coffee Connection in Frome.
For more information please visit their website below.
Well Grounded – gardening sessions in Shepton Mallet
Would you like to learn to garden? Grow vegetables and herbs and be with other people in a safe place? Improve exercise levels, learn new skills and keep your brain active?
Let nature improve your mood with free weekly gardening sessions in Shepton Mallet. All abilities are welcome and tools are provided. Sessions are run weekly by an experienced therapist.
Wednesdays 11am-1pm Shepton Mallet
Wild Memories – Frome and Mells
Free to attend. Nature and wildlife activities in Frome, for people with dementia or memory loss. Learn about wildlife together. Activities include arts & crafts, wildlife gardening, nature walks and more. Open and inclusive to suit all abilities and interests. Please call ahead to book your space and check location. Carers and family members welcome too. Free to attend, transport available.
Mells, Walled Garden – Mondays 2pm – 4pm
Wild Roots Growing for Wellbeing – Baltonsborough
The Growing for Wellbeing Project is a small weekly group that welcomes people who want to get outdoors and learn new skills. It is a beautiful rural location easily accessible by public transport. It can cater for any weather with large areas under cover.
Mondays 10.30-1pm, Catsham, Baltonsborough, BA6 8PQ. Please use to the contact information below to book. Booking essential.
Wild Roots Growing for Wellbeing Autism Friendly Group – Baltonsborough
Autism Friendly Growing for Wellbeing Group is a small weekly group that welcomes people who want to get outdoors and learn new skills. It is a beautiful rural location easily accessible by public transport. It can cater for any weather with large areas under cover.
It offers quiet, calm working spaces and a small supportive group with lived experience in autism. Its main emphasis is horticulture, wildlife gardening and rural craft skills. There is no requirement to attend every week or the whole session. Its very much about what is right for the individual on the day.
Thursdays 10am-2pm, Catsham, Baltonsborough, BA6 8PQ