N4H - Branching Out in Forres

Branching Out is back!

We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding to deliver Branching Out programmes again in Nairn and Elgin, with thanks to Moray Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, and the Highland Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. A fully funded 12 week programme for people currently using mental health services in the local area, more details on our page here. We will announce dates and details shortly…

details of bird walk in Merkinch 2nd March

Guided bird walk in Merkinch

A great opportunity to learn about the amazing wildlife in this gorgeous local nature reserve, Merkinch LNR. Saturday 2nd March

Details of LGBTQ+ workshops in Moray

LQBTQ+ workshops in the woods, in Moray!

Thanks to funding from Scottish Forestry, we are very excited to be hosting workshops for LGBTQ+ teens in Moray this year. In conjunction with Rachael Macintyre Creative. Details to book in the poster.

Poster for Green Health Day in Nairn on Sunday 16th July with list of activities

Green Health Day Nairn, Sunday 16th July 2023

A day of nature connection activities, free for all the family. Activities on offer will include, foraging, campfire cookery, seaside nature walks, story telling, felting and more. Foraging and campfire cookery sessions at 10am and 1pm Shoreline nature rambles starting at 11am and 2pm Stories and felting sessions at 12 and 3pm All sessions starting from the Green Hive Orchard by the Nairn Museum. Throughout the day there will be a stall with rolling activities such as paracord weaving, nature …

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Picture of a fairy picnic

Aberlour Nature Walks is 2 years old!

Come celebrate two years of our Nature Walks being delivered in Aberlour, thanks to the indefatigable Isi. This Friday, the 5th May, we will have an extra special walk to celebrate complete with crafting activity, a quiz, fabulous food and more. Also a gentle walk and some great company. 13:30 to 15:00 as usual, though we may go over a bit this week if folk want to stick around. Meeting at the square, opposite the co op as usual. We …

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N4H - open fire and wood stove outdoors

Branching Out 2023

Branching Out is a programme for adults who use mental health services in Scotland. For each client, the service consists of around three hours of activities per week in a woodland setting, over 12 weeks. It has been developed by the NHS and Forestry Commission (now Scottish Forestry), and is supported by both organisations still. We are booked out with a waiting list for our Elgin programme, but still spaces on the Forres programme starting Tuesday 18th April. DO get …

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Our Nature Walks for Wellbeing are ten years old (and a bit…)!

Nature Walks for Wellbeing – 10th Anniversary of a Highland journey to health! On Thursday 17th November 2011 a small band of people gathered at the canal side in Inverness to head out with Stephen Wiseman on what was the first walk aiming to connect people with nature, themselves and each other for mutual benefit. HUG Action for Mental health were at the core of these first few steps in a healthy direction. Stephen had attempted to encourage participation before …

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