The Wellbeing Programme provides nature-based activities for people living with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, low mood and stress. Participants get involved in conservation work, wildlife walks and nature-based crafts. Research shows that this type of outdoor activity can be beneficial to both mental and physical wellbeing. Sessions are delivered in line with government and public health guidelines.

Wellbeing in Swindon

The programme in Swindon started running in 2017 thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The programme provides nature-based activities for people struggling with their mental health. 

There are two groups that meet weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The Swindon Wellbeing leaflet explains in more detail what is offered in this programme. If you are interested in applying, please see our referral criteria; you can download the Swindon referral form here, fill it in and return to us as indicated.

If you would like to discuss joining the Wellbeing Programme, feel free to give Melanie Vincent a call for a confidential chat on 07849 090 862, or send us an email to the Wellbeing Team

Wild Ways

Wild Ways provides safe, meaningful, accessible and life-changing opportunities for adults in Wiltshire who have learning disabilities.

Based on the six ways to wellbeing, Wild Ways can provide bespoke sessions and programmes of person-centred, nature-based activities at different sites across Wiltshire, including the Trust’s reserves and other green spaces.

For more information on how we can offer bespoke programmes supporting adults with learning disabilities please email Wild Ways 

This has been an absolute life saver for me. It is so important to have people who can just listen to you, to ask you how you are, and listen to the answer. The staff are amazing.

It’s really interesting going for these walks; I’d never thought about how much diversity there is in such a small space. I only ever saw ‘trees’ before, but now I notice the different trees.

It's better than any form of medication. It's not possible to put a monetary value on the work Wiltshire Wildlife Trust does.

Workplace Wellbeing

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Wellbeing Staff:

Imogen Jackson - Wellbeing Programmes Leader
07702 802 961

Andrea Turner - Project Officer for Swindon Wellbeing
07824 639 634

Sue Deedigan - Project Officer for Swindon Wellbeing
07730 409 029

Simon Lathbury - Project Officer for Marlborough Wellbeing Programme & Wild Ways
07949 638 944

Melanie Vincent - Project Officer for Wiltshire & Administrator for the Wellbeing Programmes
07849 090 862



The Wiltshire Wellbeing Programme (2019-2021) is funded by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

The Swindon Wellbeing Programme is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The Wild Wellbeing Programme is funded by Swindon Borough Council Public Health.

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