Devon Recovery Learning Community partnering with Sharpham Trust for new project

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, Recovery and wellbeing on 29th August, 2018

The Devon Recovery Learning Community is partnering with Sharpham Trust in Totnes as part of a new Lottery funded project.

The project called Mindful-in-Nature combines mindfulness and nature connection to support mental health recovery, resilience and wellbeing for people aged 18 and over living locally. It is co-designed with Devon Recovery Learning Community and supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Mindful-in-Nature will run over the next four years and the first 1-day and 9-week course in Sharpham Woodland begins this Autumn. It will be co-tutored by Glenn Roberts, who will bring his own lived experience of recovery to the programme.

He said: "I'm really pleased to have this opportunity. It brings together my love of the natural world with my own ongoing learning of mindfulness meditation practice as a valued pathway to healing in the context of a lifelong vulnerability to depression and the opportunity to grow forwards from my medical work towards offering support to fellow students as we learn together."

Visit Mindful-in-Nature for more information on the project.