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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 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.

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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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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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