The Environment and Me

Because outdoor space

helps with head space

TEaM is an ecotherapy-based project in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust  We are based across Coventry and Warwickshire in various sites including allotment sites, rivers, woodlands, parks and green spaces, most of which are easily accessible by public transport. We are here to help enhance your mental health and wellbeing through outdoor activities which include:

    • Planting, growing and harvesting food and flowers
    • Learning about nature and wildlife
    • Seasonal crafts and woodwork
    • Bush-craft for Wellbeing
    • Conservation days
    • Walks and talks
    • Socialising with other TEaM members

These are just some of the activities we have for people to take part in. If you don’t have any knowledge or previous experience with horticulture, that’s not a problem – lots of support and guidance will be given. Simply come along and meet the team.

The Environment and Me.

TEaM

Who is TEaM for?

TEaM is a safe space for anyone aged 18 or above, and is especially beneficial for those:

  • Who are experiencing anxiety or depression
  • Have been diagnosed with a moderate/severe mental health condition
  • Who feel lonely or isolated
  • Who have low self-esteem/confidence
  • Who have been signed-off from work due to poor mental health

We’re here for you.

“The staff, volunteers and clients are such an amazing bunch of people I wouldn’t like to think where I’d be without them. I mean, after 20 years of living the way I had, I basically had to start all over and learn how to talk to people again and everyone has made that possible. It’s been the best medicine out of all the rubbish I’m on, it’s done more for me than any of the doctors have done.”

(TEaM Participant 2020).

8 week Bushcraft course (Coventry and Warwickshire)

We are excited to be offering our new 8-week bush-craft course in partnership with the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy. The course is being delivered in both Coventry and Warwickshire and is for adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation or just poor wellbeing.

This course offers the opportunity to escape into nature, meet warm, friendly people and learn new skills in a relaxing natural setting. Sessions are structured around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing with activities including fire-lighting with just a spark, green-woodworking, charcoal making, willow weaving and more.

You can find out more and sign up for a course here from the beginning of June 2021 where you can also find out about more mental health courses. Or you can call (024) 7622 9988 or 0300 3032626 to book onto a course.

How to contact us

By phone

(024) 7655 4468

By email to

team@cwmind.org.uk

 

How can people access the service?

If you wish to make a referral (including a self-referral), please click the link below to download and complete our referral form.

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