Naturally Social is a project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and delivered by Durham Wildlife Trust. Based around conservation sites in Consett, Stanley and the Derwent Reservoir, Naturally Social aims to address individual people’s mental and physical well-being through engagement with nature.
Through a programme of weekly group activities, volunteers will be supported by the Naturally Social team as they find connections in the natural world. This is not only to the benefit of mental and physical wellbeing but also to local wildlife.
The aims of the project are:
- To bring people together through interaction with their local natural world
- To address issues around physical and mental health and wellbeing at the earliest possible stage
- To build strong relationships in and across local communities
- To improve the communities important spaces and places
- To enable more people to fulfil their potential
- To support the management of the heaths and woodlands across North West Durham on DWT and Durham County Council countryside sites.
We think there are five main benefits to being a part of the project; meeting new people and developing relationships, getting fitter, learning new skills, helping others and your local area, and building mindfulness. There are so many positive aspects associated with being in and around nature. Who knows what benefits you could gain from being a part Naturally Social!
If you think that the Naturally Social project could be of benefit to you or someone you know, please get in touch.
Tel: 0191 5843112