Positive mental health through nature
Branching Out is an innovative, referral-only programme of woodland activities for people using mental health services. It was developed by the Forestry Commission, the NHS and other partners and now runs in 10 of Scotlands’ NHS areas. SEIN Members, Urban Roots, have an established track record of delivering the programme in Malls Mire Community Woodland in Toryglen.
This year’s programme (for women)
This year the programme is for women only (and those identifying as women) & is free to attend.
When? It will run for 12 weeks, from 3rd July – 18th September, every Wednesday, 11.00am – 2pm
Where? Mall’s Mire Community Woodland (Toryglen) See flyer for directions to the woodland
Who for? It is open to any woman over the age of 18 who is currently accessing a mental health service. Participants must be referred by a mental health practitioner. See information below.
Childcare may be provided, please get in touch for details.
Taster session: Wed 19th June, 11am-1pm
Any potential participants and/or staff who are interested in finding out more are invited to a taster session on Wednesday 19th June from 11am – 1pm. Meet at Toryglen Community Base, 179 Prospecthill Circus, G41 0LA (the woodland is to the rear of the Base).
This will be a chance to see the woodland, meet the group leaders and try out some activities such as making a campfire, foraging and simple cooking on the fire.
The taster is free but it would be helpful if you could book places in advance to give us an idea of numbers (details below).
Accessibility: The main route into the woods is surfaced and access to the camp area involves a short stretch over a well-used, unsurfaced track which is a bit bumpy in places. The camp area has previously been accessed by people using manual & electric wheelchairs.
Get in touch
Please get in touch for more info, with any questions or to book a place on the taster session:
Phone: Lindsey at Urban Roots on 0141 613 2763