An art project will give people with mental health problems an opportunity to express their love of wildlife.
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust project aims to create a 20-piece montage of wildlife images from the Seven Acres Local Nature Reserve in Bolton.
Organiser Charlie Barlow, the Wildlife Trust’s Activize Your Life project officer, said: “The artwork will come together as a total piece and will help raise the profile of both groups, and also will be used as a commemorative object to celebrate the 35th birthday of St Georges Day centre.
“Members of St Georges Day centre will attend regular sessions at the Environmental Resource Centre. During these sessions members of the group will take part in art sessions after going out on regular visits to Seven Acres.
“The objective of these sessions is to improve their feelings about themselves, others and the natural environment. As well as improving feelings of individuals the project will also aim to provide participants with a greater knowledge of alternative activities available to members of the group via the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, and to gain independent life skills.
“Everyone said they had brilliant time during the first session and we already have one person interested in volunteering for the trust.”