Ruaraidh

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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N4H - Green Health Day poster October 2021

Muir of Ord Green Health Day

We are looking forward to offering some campfire cooking and primritive fire lighting skills at this great wee Green Health Day at the Muir of Ord this Saturday, 2nd October. Come along and say hi!

N4H - foraging bounty!

Foraging workshop offer!

Upcoming workshop as part of the Moray Walking Festival, led by one of our lead instructors, Ruaraidh. Come learn about nature’s rich bounty of fungi, foods, medicines, woods and more. On Sunday 19th September, 15:30 to 17:00 in Forres, more details here: Useful Nature Foraging Walk

Green Health Days, 2021!

We are very pleased to announce that we are hosting two more Green Health Days this year, with thanks to funding from ‘Think Health, Think Nature’ This year we will be hosting at Evanton Community Woods on Saturday 24th July. Free tickets can be booked for sessions throughout the day here. With details of the day at the event page here. Then the next day, Sunday 25th July, in Nairn Free tickets can be booked for sessions throughout the day …

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Man looking down on natural Scottish landscape

Nature Walks for Wellbeing coming to Aberlour!

We are very excited to announce that our wonderful volunteer Isi will be starting our Nature Walks for Wellbeing in Aberlour this month. Come join us for a gentle walk with good company, beautiful nature and a freshly brewed cuppa!  

N4H - Emma on an aerial hoop

Spring Storytelling

Come join our amazing storyteller Emma Robbie for a free evening of Scottish Beltaine storytelling this Saturday, 1st May, at 18:30, details on facebook and link to the eventbrite booking page here.

N4H - 6 people on a Nature Walk

Nature Walks are back!

We are very excited to announce that our weekly Nature Walks in Inverness and Moray are back. We will miss our UK wide audience that have been enjoying the online walks with us each week, but excited to be able to support folk in person again on our regular routes. Meeting places and times are now on our NWW page here.