Getting outdoors for mental health

Getting outdoors can have a really positive impact on mental health. Here are some Powys projects which promote outdoor activity / meeting others & having fun / creativity / mindfulness and could boost your mental health.

Brecon Beacons National Park – Youth Wardens

Find out more about becoming a Youth Warden at the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Powys.

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Coetir Anian / Cambrian Wildwood – near Machynlleth

At the Cambrian Wildwood near Machynlleth there are events and activities aimed at young people and families throughout the year.

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Radnorshire Wildlife Trust on tips for eco-anxiety

Tips on what to do if a young person is experiencing eco anxiety – from Radnorshire Wildlife Trust. Plus information about the trust’s projects in Powys where young people can get involved and do their bit for nature.

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Tir Coed activity days

Tir Coed offers bespoke activity sessions to a wide-range of groups helping them to engage with land and woodlands and learn new skills.

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Wild Skills Wild Spaces from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Wild Skills Wild Spaces is a pioneering and award-winning project that boosts young people’s mental and physical wellbeing by reconnecting them with nature.

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Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales (including Brecknock) – Young people & families

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, which includes South Powys, on how young people and their families can get involved and do their bit for nature.

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Sport and creativity help too!

There’s plenty of evidence that taking part in physical / creative / social activities can have a profound and positive impact on mental wellbeing. Think sport, dance, music, painting, photography…

Being physically active or creative can improve mood, decrease the chance of depression and anxiety and lead to a better and more balanced lifestyle.

Check out the online directory of local organisations – infoengine – to find sport / creative / social clubs in your area.