A natural way to wellbeing
Myplace is an exciting and innovative ecotherapy project delivered by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside in partnership with the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Myplace empowers people and their communities to connect with local environments in order to learn new skills, build resilience and improve their physical health and mental wellbeing.
Get in touch
If you think that the Myplace project could be of benefit to you or someone you know please get in touch with us directly T: 01772 872007 | E: email@example.com or complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options and next steps.
The ecotherapy nature of Myplace has meant it's turned into something far more than just an excuse to get out of the house. I come away each week feeling refreshed.Myplace volunteer
Each week we run free sessions or 'hubs' across Bolton, Preston, Chorley, East and West Lancashire.
*Coming soon! Wyre Hub*
Additional criteria may apply, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 01772 872007 for an informal chat about how we may be able to support you to discover a natural way to wellbeing.
Ages 13 - 24
These sessions offer opportunities for our participants to gain accredited awards through the John Muir Award scheme. Participants learn new skills, develop their confidence, meet new friends and improve their health and wellbeing through participation in outdoor activities.
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston - Monday
Avenham Park, Preston - Wednesday
Reedyford Road Allotments, Nelson - Wednesday
The Hive at Moss Bank Park, Bolton - Wednesday and Thursday
Astley Park, Chorley - Thursday
Duxbury Wood, Chorley - Thursday
Witton Park, Blackburn - Thursday
Whitehall Park, Darwen - Friday
Ages 25 and over
Sessions offer opportunities for regular personal development and allow participants to build their skills and meet new people.
Bank Top Neighbourhood Community Allotment, Blackburn - Tuesday
Mere Sands Nature Reserve, Ormskirk - Tuesday
Stubbylee, Bacup - Wednesday
The Hive in Moss Bank Park, Bolton - Wednesday and Thursday
Duxbury Woods, Chorley - Thursday
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston - Thursday
Miller Fold Community Allotment, Accrington - Thursday
Our Sheds (ages 50 and over)
Men and women who are benefitting the local community and the natural environment by working together to develop projects called 'green space challenges'. Participants gain new skills, build confidence, forge new friendships and develop their local environment whilst also improving health and wellbeing.
Mere Sands Nature Reserve, Ormskirk - Tuesday
Grange Community Gardens, Preston - Wednesday
Wild Wellbeing Days
A team day with a twist, led by our friendly and experienced Myplace team. Wild Wellbeing Days are designed specifically to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all those involved.
Seeing my team happy and relaxed gave me a great sense of achievement.
Activities relate to five key themes
Click through the different sections below for examples of some of the activities you might expect to do at a Myplace session.
Spending time in nature can be very relaxing, providing time to reflect, unwind or kindle new friendships. Walking is also an excellent way to keep fit and active which has also been shown to improve a person's wellbeing. Whilst our walks might be more of a mindful activity we also include activities like foraging and looking for wildlife.
Learning new skills, trying new things and sharing knowledge and experiences can be a fantastic way to improve your wellbeing. Activities might include fire lighting, wood working and making homes for nature.
Not only benefiting wildlife and communities, gardening projects can also offer the opportunity to make new discoveries, learn new skills and relax. Activities also include cooking freshly picked fruit and vegetables over an open fire.
Encouraging people to keep active, learn new skills and make positive changes for wildlife and wild spaces. Practical conservation work can also benefit the wider community and help people to feel like more valued members of society. Activities might include balsam bashing, dead hedging and tree planting.
Taking time to step away from technology and be in the moment can do wonders for mental wellbeing. It can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths. We might do some mindful drawing or stop for a while and take notice of our surroundings.
Myplace is one of 31 projects that together form the 'Our Bright Future' movement which is inspiring young people across the UK to become tomorrow's environmental champions.