Wellbeing Programme in partnership with Slapton Ley Field Centre

South Hams Area Wellbeing are joining with FSC Slapton Ley to provide a free 6 week Wellbeing Programme, aiming to connect you with nature. These sessions will be held from Tuesday 20th July 2021 at either 10am or 1pm. 

By taking part in this programme, a tutor from the Field Centre will lead the group in sessions outside around the Ley where you will learn about and discover more about the Ley, and in turn connect with nature and improve your wellbeing. 

These sessions will involve a variety of activities carried out on on and around the Ley which will be aimed at increasing your connection to nature, providing gentle exercise and aiding the development of relationships.

The aim of this programme is to help with a variety of physical and mental health conditions by enabling engagement with the natural environment and discovering the benefits that this can bring to health and wellbeing.

The sessions will include; listening to and identifying birdsong, making doormouse nest boxes, learning to identify trees, a wildflower walk, wild cooking and a natural history stroll.  

You can self refer if you feel this programme would be helpful to you, especially if you are coping with anxiety and depression, or if you have been recommended physical and mental activity, are experiencing loneliness. You can also be referred via your GP or practice staff, or from other organisations.

Sessions will be held outside, but if the weather is inclement, the centre has the facilities to deliver the course indoors, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

Please note, all the sessions are free. If travel to the field centre is a concern please contact Helen Hamilton, Community Builder at SHAW, to discuss this, as there may be some funding available to assist. 

Participants will need to be physically able to walk around the Ley, for an approximate total length of an hour - the Ley does have some uneven paths and tracks which may be difficult for those with mobility issues. 


Service access criteria: Adults - 18years plus, living in Kingsbridge and surrounding areas
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Wellbeing, Slapton, mental health, anxiety, depression, loneliness, nature