Outdoors For You

RCN SC051780, Glasgow

Outdoors For You was founded in 2018 by people who share a passion for Scotland’s fantastic outdoors and believe that nature and an active lifestyle can help people heal and improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Our primary focus is on improving the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds, with special attention to asylum seekers, and refugees in the Glasgow area. Through our diverse projects, we aim to provide meaningful opportunities to connect with nature and create opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. Our clients group marginalised and faced many barriers, including destitution, depression, loneliness, and social isolation, as well as language barriers.

We began in 2018 with a determination to share our love of nature with as many people as possible – and our growing list of activities means that we now have something for everyone.

Currently we are running several projects, providing opportunities to reach a broad range of beneficiaries and individuals of varying fitness levels. We particularly aim to engage with individuals from Black and minority ethnic groups, and those who are socially isolated.

The key objectives of our organisation are;

  • To provide opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Improve physical and mental wellbeing through promoting active and healthy lifestyles.
  • Promote social inclusion and community engagement through outdoor/indoor activities.
  • Promote eco-friendly lifestyle and environment awareness.