Blue Prescribing Programmes

Our research has shown that simply being in nature for ten minutes can have a beneficial effect on people self-reporting stress. But nature isn’t always easy to access, and you may not know where to start.

This is where the Blue Prescribing Project comes in. If you or someone you know are experiencing mental or emotional ill health, loneliness, or difficulties finding meaningful social connection, and live somewhere with little access to nature, this free programme could help you reconnect to the natural world and improve your wellbeing.

The Blue Prescribing Project is currently open for applications from those living in the Greater London or Somerset area. You can apply yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

If neither of these apply for you but you want to get involved, please contact us, using the form below, and we will support you to find the right course or project.

Once we have received your expression of interest, we can arrange for a call or visit prior to attending any of our offers.

How can you get involved?

Here are our current autumn/winter activities and sessions below (or download a flyer). If you would like to attend one of these, please get in touch using the form below.

HealthWalks at Steart Marshes

When: Mondays, 2pm until 3pm

Mental Health and Blue Spaces (Online, Teams)

When: Thursdays, weekly for 6 weeks, 11am until 1pm – Start date 7 October 2021 (Running until 4 November 2021)

Group size: Max 12

The Meads and Marshes Wellbeing Course (on-land)

When: Fridays, weekly for 6 weeks (excluding half-term), 10 am until 1 pm – Start date 15 October 2021 (running until 19 Nov 2021)

Group size: Max 12

If you're interested in attending one of these sessions, please get in touch below.

Get in touch

Join a course – if you are above the age of 18 and interested in joining one of the courses, please send us a message.

Refer someone else – alternatively, if you are working alongside someone who you think could benefit from being involved with Blue Prescribing, please complete a referral form and send it to us.

Get involved with the project – these courses and activities are free of charge and are fully funded for the next year. For these activities to continue in future we welcome other expressions of interest and collaborations.

All your information will be treated in a secure and confidential way in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

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Your feedback

If you would like to provide feedback on our referral process please complete the online form.

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