The Green Wellbeing Alliance is a collaboration of local organisations that provide therapeutic outdoor activities. Participants improve wellbeing and health while connecting with nature and other people.
We encourage anyone who feels outdoor activities could benefit their wellbeing to get in touch. We also welcome referrals from professionals.
Many national studies and reports have highlighted the benefits of garden and outdoor projects for physical & mental health. They have been proven to reduce stress, depression, self-harm and destructive behaviours and improve social interaction, life satisfaction, self-esteem, meaningful activity and achievement.
Independent evaluations of local projects within the Alliance back-up these findings and show greater benefit for vulnerable people taking part (see Grow report and the Food Partnership). For more information about this evidence base visit the national Growing Health website.
It’s been worth more and more useful to me than all the psychotherapies I’ve had. It’s been amazing for me.
Maria, garden participant
All members of the Alliance offer “nature-based interventions designed and structured for health and social care treatment, for vulnerable groups in society including those with mental illness, learning difficulties, dementia, or life limiting illness” (definition from the national Green Care Coalition).
The work to build up this network was funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, we will keep this page updated as activities develop.