Natural Resilience

Enabling 150 disadvantaged and socially isolated Islington residents

The Natural Resilience project will enable 150 disadvantaged and socially isolated Islington residents experiencing mental health issues to enjoy nature and art and benefit their health and wellbeing.

A qualified and experienced facilitator will lead free face-to-face nature and art group visits to local places of natural interest in Islington and further afield in London. Examples are Kew Gardens, Sunnyside Community Gardens, Regents Park, National Wildlife Trust’s Camley Street Nature Reserve, Estorick Italian Art Gallery and The British Museum.

During the workshop a half-hour will be devoted to a ‘Time to Talk’ session offering participants the opportunity to connect socially, share experiences and mutual support while enjoying some refreshments.

“The Morris Charitable Trust donation is incredibly important for The Stuart Low Trust to enable local residents struggling with their mental health following the pandemic and now during the cost of living crisis to benefit from enjoyment of nature and the arts. Islington residents, particularly those living in flats with no garden, have little opportunity to enjoy green spaces locally. For our small local charity this is a huge boost to our programme. A massive thank you to The Morris Charitable Trust!”

Mark Gillham
Chief Executive

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