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Nature in mind- Pathways

What’s it about?

 Following on from the previous success of our ‘Nature in mind’ project aimed at individuals experiencing psychosis who stay in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, we have decided to roll out our project to individuals experiencing life-limiting illnesses and mental health difficulties. Our project is based on the Norwegian concept of “friluftsliv”, meaning “open air life”.  This term shows the Norwegian culture of embracing nature and enjoying the outdoors as a way of life.  Ultimately, “friluftsliv” offers the possibility of recreation, rejuvenation and restoring balance amongst living things.  The project will be a series of six workshops, based at Oakwell Hall in Birstall which offers therapy in:

  • Mindfulness outdoors
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Creative writing
  • Percussion
  • Tai Chi
  • Nature inspired art

Who it’s for?

  • Adults
  • Older people
  • People with mental health problems
  • People with long-term conditions
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Inpatients


To be confirmed.


Oakwell Hall, Birstall, WF17 9LG


All group participants need to currently be under secondary mental health services.  You can access the group by contacting our course facilitator Danni Wild on 01924 326540 or emailing directly. You can also speak to your care co-coordinator or other staff involved in your care and ask if they can refer you to the group.

What happens next?

Once you have made contact, we will contact you by the most convenient means and provide additional information on the workshops and find out whether any reasonable adjustments need to be made in order to enable you to come along.

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Creative Minds is a registered charity in England and Wales number: 1055931-13. Registered office: Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP