This Guardian article (June 2016) describes Branching Out, a trailblazing approach by Forestry Commission Scotland and local health boards, which supports mental health and wellbeing and helps participants learn new skills outdoors.
This Fife project has become the 200th initiative to be part of this innovative national outdoor activity programme which supports people with long-term mental health problems. The Branching Out programme has been developed and is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland.
Scottish Natural Heritage's The Forum biodiversity newsletter spring issue 2016. The many interesting articles include the north-east Scotland schools camera trapping project (p1-2) and the Green fingers, Green space, Green awards for communities and schools (P16-17). Subscribe to or access further issues here.
This June, can you do something wild every day of this month? Sign up at this Wildlife Trusts website to receive an inspirational pack, containing Random Acts of Wildness cards – bitesize bits of wild inspiration, a beautiful badge and funky stickers to accompany a gorgeous wallchart.