Free online course: Taking Notice of Nature, Staying Connected

Free online course: Taking Notice of Nature, Staying Connected

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We are all having to face a lot of changes and challenges at the moment but nature can offer comfort, distraction and inspiration, even if we are having to stay indoors more than ever.

To this end, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust are offering a free, four-week, online course promoting ways to wellbeing through connecting to nature, run by Julia Morton.

  • The course is designed to help you to look more closely at nature, perhaps learn something new and share your experiences with others.
  • There will be two sessions each week, each run with a small, closed group. During each session Julia will set a task that can be carried out during your daily exercise, from looking out of the window or following videos online. Julia will give support and guidance through each session.
  • As part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, additional support between sessions are available for people who are economically inactive or unemployed, wanting to build confidence and develop their skills.

Who can enrol?

  • Anyone who has a smartphone or computer and can access Zoom.
  • No knowledge of nature or wildlife is required – just an appetite to appreciate the natural world around us.
  • The course is particularly suitable for those wanting to improve their sense of well-being, reduce feelings of isolation and connect with others.
  • The BBO programme offers further support for those who are economically inactive or unemployed.

How to get involved

To register your interest, please contact Julia by email: j.morton@herefordshirewt.co.uk or phone: 07538832742.

The start dates of courses will be determined by the number of people interested in participating.

Building Better Opportunities is managed by Landau and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England to support projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.

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