Although the sessions have changed to fit the lockdown, it has kept everyone going and doing something. The sessions, and connecting with nature, have helped my confidence and, even though we’re not outside, it’s having the same effect.Myplace participant
How Myplace works
Weekly online sessions, led by a fully trained member of staff will meet each week via a safe online platform.
The activities and themes will vary session to session dependent on the season and group, but will all relate back to at least one of the five ways to wellbeing - Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give.
In 2017 The Wildlife Trusts published a report with the University of Essex which examined the effects of volunteering in nature on people's mental health and the results were incredible.
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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.
Other opportunities with Myplace
*Please note this has temporarily been paused due to Covid-19
Join our practical conservation volunteering group for young people aged 11 - 19 and make a difference for Brockholes Nature Reserve.
Gain conservation, bushcraft and green woodworking skills. Get qualifications and experience. Great for young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh award or others wanting work experience in the outdoors
Sessions run every Saturday from 1 - 4pm. To get involved contact us on
email@example.com | 01772 872007
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.
Thanks to our Funders
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.