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Green Gang

See Dorset Page for information on Green Gang. The first work party of 2022 was on 26th January and will now (hopefully) be fortnightly. Green Gang will be doing things like clearing paths, preparing ground and planting trees. If you know of anyone who would like to join Green Gang, the leader, Bob Messer, likes …

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Woodland Walks could save £185 million!

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/awareness/researchers-find-that-woodland-walks-could-save-up-to-185m-in-mental-health-costs Researchers find that woodland walks could save up to £185m in mental health costs! The report is the first of its kind to quantify the wellbeing benefits of time spent in woodlands and was funded by the Forestry Commission, Scottish Forestry and the Welsh Government. The report, published last week, during what was a …

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Dorset Land and Sea: exploring nature through creative arts and shared conversation

https://www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/events/dorset-land-and-sea-exploring-nature-through-creative-arts-and-shared-conversation-online/ Seasonal workshops A free online workshop in December which will guide you through a series of creative writing and visual art activities inspired by nature in Dorset. This workshop is part of Stepping into Nature’s ‘Your Seasons of Stories’ project which is all about helping people to engage with nature through art for improved wellbeing. Find out more >> …

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Orienteering in Gillingham and Sturminster Newton – Public Health Dorset are keen to promote these courses developed during the past year.

Two free to use Orienteering courses in North Dorset have been set up during the past year – at Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Laura Everett-Coles HPA/Link Officer for North Dorset said “These are a great boost for Mental Health – participants engage with nature, learn something new (orienteering) and have outdoor exercise.” They link urban …

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GREEN GANG GILLINGHAM – Looking for new members. New autumn timetable.

https://gang.chessck.co.uk/GreenGang What does Green Gang do?  “We are a group of adults recovering our mental health. We work together for the environment. We have built a footpath, installed a bench, planted trees, cleared footpaths and rubbed down and painted benches. We meet once a fortnight for about four hours with breaks for refreshments. Our numbers are small and we have a …

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Self Led History Guides

The Stepping into Nature project which improves Dorset residents health and wellbeing through increasing a connection to nature (wildlife, landscape, history and culture), has created six self led history guides. These are ree of charge as funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and feature places in across Dorset. Find these here  –  ‘Walk Dorset’s …

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