Recovery Through Nature - Shipley Park Project
Phoenix Futures’ Recovery through Nature (RtN) is a highly effective therapeutic programme that engages teams of people who use our services in a range of practical conservation and horticultural projects to aid their recovery.
The concept of encouraging team-working in 'the outdoors' and producing positive and tangible results has proved to be an extremely powerful relapse prevention tool. Our statistics show a dramatic improvement in the successful treatment completion rates for those regularly involved in RtN. The key to the success of Recovery through Nature is simply creating enjoyable and safe learning environments.
Recovery through Nature’s strength lies in its capacity to enhance participants' belief in their ability to change, supporting their self-esteem, confidence and mental well-being through a combination of three 'catalysts for change':
The wellbeing of participants is enhanced through time engaged in a constructive activity that offers what our service users term as ‘head space’ - time to think and reflect, compounded by it being an enjoyable break from the intensity of their everyday therapeutic programme.
The exact location of the project is below (the white box on the picture below). Park at Mapperley Reservoir car park and walk up Shipley Lane to access the project. The W3W (What 3 Words address) of the project is ///broadcast.destined.craters.
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