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Blue Prescribing Project with The Wetlands Centre

The holidays are well and truly over, and that post-festive mood may have start to sink in. The Wetlands Centre in Barnes is running a Blue Prescribing Project, which aims to help people who are living with low mental health to feel relaxed and less stressed within their beautiful wetland surroundings. You can find more information here 
http://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/projects/blue-prescribing/

They have new Blue Prescribing Project cohorts starting in 2023: 

  • Tuesday 17th January- Tuesday 21st February
  • Wednesday 25th January- Wednesday 1st March 
  • Tuesday 28th February – Tuesday 4th April
  • Wednesday 8th March – Tuesday 12th April 

The Blue Prescribing Project is a partnership between Mental Health Foundation and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Its aim is to improve health by harnessing the link between people and nature. It is a wetland health programme delivered over 6 weeks, designed to promote a range of mental and physical health benefits through facilitated wetland nature engagement. Delivered in a peer-support setting, individuals are equipped with tools to support their mental health and wellbeing in a positive way, while improving their confidence. People are able to be active, take notice of nature and connect with other people in a wetland setting. 

The Blue Prescribing Project is for: vulnerable parents, people with long term health conditions, people living with mild to moderate mental health conditions, vulnerable diverse groups and communities, and people recovering from long Covid.

Here is a video from one of the Blue Prescribing clients: https://vimeo.com/773319083/97194481e9 where they have shared their journey of attending the project. 

You can self-refer or refer someone by contacting blueprescriptions@wwt.org.uk The team are very happy to answer any queries you may have.

They are also hosting some taster sessions, below is a link to the Eventbrite pages where you can register your interest:
https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/blue-prescribing-taster-days-1491449?just_published=true

We hope you will find this a helpful resource in these darker and noticeably chilly days!