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Nature in Mind

Supports people with mental health problems, and promotes well-being and recovery, through engagement with nature-related activities in Nottingham city.

Nature in Mind provides varied opportunities and activities related to nature in small, supportive groups. Activities include walking in nature, gardening, con­servation, wildlife identification, arts and crafts on natural themes and visits to gardens, farms and nature reserves.

The service works closely with other nature-related community groups and supports participants to move on to further volunteering, training and employment.

Evidence shows that spending time in natural and green spaces can:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • reduce levels of depression
  • improve physical health
  • improve mood and self esteem
  • help to reduce the need for medication
  • help to overcome isolation and social exclusion

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gabriella Machokas
0115 970 9591
Nature in Mind's webpage


Where to go

Nature in Mind
The Burrow
40 Forest Road West

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free Free Session, limited places
Free service


Referral required
Referral Details

You can apply to Nature in Mind if you live in Nottingham, are over 18 and have a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety, and would find it difficult to access nature without support.

Doctors and health professionals can also refer patients to a series of taster sessions on the benefits of nature to help them find out more about how this can improve mental well-being.

To take part in Nature in Mind, ask your support worker, health professional or doctor to complete our referral form, or you can complete it yourself if you wish.

Contact Nature in Mind at and 0115 970 9591. Or you can download the referral form here:

Nature In Mind Referral Form


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