The terminology 'Green Prescriptions' may or may not be new to you.
The term originated in New Zealand upon the recognition that access to the great outdoors significantly benefitted individuals who approached their G.P's with stress related illness.
Often requiring excessive time off sick from work and being prescribed medication. Practioners sought to offer a slightly different solution.
The long-term economic cost to business through stress related sick time was proving to be a huge financial burden within all fields of employment and the prescribing of expensive medications compounded the need to find a different way to cope with this increasing problem in todays world.
Delivery of the Green Prescription:
Utilizing a modular approach, the activities are set out to cover 6 all day woodland sessions. The student has the option to attend all the 6 modules or only select activites that particularly interest the student.
Our vision for Green Prescriptions
The over-arching aim of Wessex Wilderness Skills CIC is to have the terminology of Green Prescriptions and it's actual application known and utilized throughout all walks of life. Primarily within the G.P surgeries, this is the initial front line contact for stress related problems and indeed physical issues where weight loss may be necessary.
Scotland has adopted the Green Prescriptions for it's recognised theraputic value and so we too are blazing the way to bring this service to the South of England where hopefully it may permiate to all areas of the UK and Ireland
The 'Green Prescription' is open to any one who wishes to use this service as a method of stress reduction and physical/mental well-being, through a referral system from a recognised professional body,
Courses can also be delivered as a stand- alone half day or full day (tailored to your own needs and time available), you do not necessarily need to sign up for the full programme.
We are accessing statutory orginisations, charities, clubs, medical and mental health services to signpost their clients/patients/service users to us via the Green Prescriptions.
We believe the beneficial value of this service will assist in aiding the recovery of any person suffering with stress related issues, mental/physical difficulties and social and domestic problems through self- awareness and an attainment of goal setting and achievement, in an environment that enhances peace and recentering.
Where we are able we will provide either subsidised or free places.
We have developed a brochure which sets out the 6 modular days. The days will be held once a week over a period of 6 weeks. For those wishing to commit to a longer programme
Please contact me for more information on places, prices and the referral form firstname.lastname@example.org