Outdoor Therapy

CONTACT DETAILS

VENTURE TRUST

0131 228 7700
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

KEY
INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Women, Minority Ethnic, Men
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Old Town, EDINBURGH, EH3 9DR
0131 228 7700

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information SERVICE DETAILS

The service aims to support people by combining the full range of benefits from time in nature and the outdoors with professional therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Outdoor Therapy is delivered in urban outdoor and green spaces such as parks, community gardens, woodlands, beaches or local hills. It can help people gain perspective and reflect on past or current life events that are troubling. Metaphors offered by nature may develop into insight on feelings, relationships and experiences.

This will be delivered by our team of dedicated and qualified therapists, including trainee therapists where appropriate. For many people, outdoor therapy may be more suitable than traditional therapeutic settings. Participants can connect with nature in their local areas building a connection to place and community. Our team have specialist knowledge and are experienced in working outdoors with the issues facing our clients.

These include, but are not limited to: 

- Poor mental health and emotional wellbeing
- Violence and aggression
- Depression
- Relationship and family difficulties
- Anxiety and stress
- Grief and trauma
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Problem substance use

To download a brochure, please see https://www.venturetrust.org.uk/programmes/outdoor-therapy.

Key information...

- Age range:  16+
- Location: Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Fife, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire.
- Who it's for: Young People (16-25) and ex-service personnel.

It may be particularly appropriate for people who have sought support through traditional statutory therapeutic services (GP’s; CAMHS/community psychiatric services; other counselling; psychotherapy; CBT etc.) but have not been able to make the changes they were hoping for or were unable to gain access to services.

This is not a crisis service. If someone is suffering from an acute mental health crisis, please read Our Immediate Help guide for advice on how best to seek immediate support.

Hub Coordinator Contact Details

- therapy@venturetrust.org.uk

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