Myplace is a Lancashire based ecotherapy project delivered by Lancashire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. The project promotes a natural way to wellbeing through engaging people in a diverse range of outdoor activities.
Already, Myplace has supported over 500 people including young adults, older individuals and people struggling with long-term unemployment. With a staggering 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, projects such as Myplace are more important than ever.
Steve Tingle, who works as Head of Operations for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing at Lancashire Care NHS Trust, has taken on this incredible challenge in an effort to raise £1000 for the Wildlife Trust.
“I am keen to highlight and promote a rounded approach to the health and wellbeing of young people and believe that Myplace and similar schemes can complement clinical services such as those we provide in Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services. I am also a firm believer that the social contact young people have with other young people at schemes such as Myplace can be hugely beneficial in improving their wellbeing and mental health.