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This month is National Walking Month 2024 (May 1st – May 31st), Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC) offers innovative therapy programs to promote mental well-being among local young people. Our unique Walk and Talk Counselling and Nature Therapy sessions offer a blend of physical activity and psychological support, using nature as a co-therapist.

Unlock the Therapeutic Powers of Nature and Exercise

This May, WYC is spotlighting the therapeutic benefits of nature and exercise in enhancing mental health. Our Walk and Talk Counselling sessions combine physical activity with mental health support, creating an environment for young individuals to explore their feelings and challenges while engaging in gentle exercise.

Key Benefits:

  • Soothing Natural Settings: Walking in nature can significantly soothe the mind and helps break down barriers that traditional counselling rooms might not.
  • Open Communication: Clients often find it easier to open up and share their thoughts freely when they are outside, surrounded by the tranquillity of nature.
  • Using Nature as a Co-Therapist: Nature and plant life cycles and ecosystems interweave with human cycles. Nature can often provide moments to help clients to understand their feelings by use of metaphor.

Our outdoor therapies programme aligns perfectly with the spirit of National Walking Month, an annual campaign that encourages people across the UK to get more active. WYC’s program not only supports physical health but also leverages the natural setting as a tool for psychological healing.

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Experience Mindfulness and Sensory Engagement with Nature Therapy

Our Nature Therapy group sessions, on a Thursday afternoon, focus on mindfulness and sensory experiences in the outdoors to reduce stress and anxiety. These sessions are designed to help young people reconnect with their environment, promoting mental clarity and emotional resilience.


Be Involved

WYC’s efforts during National Walking Month highlight our commitment to innovative mental health support for young people, harnessing the healing power of walking and nature in their journey towards better mental well-being.

For more information about WYC’s Walk and Talk Counselling and Nature Therapy sessions, or to get involved, visit our website, our referrals page or contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming and supporting you.