Nature Spirits UK (NSUK) website, along with Wee Nature Spirits UK (WNSUK) is, with others, raising awareness of natural ways to support the mental health wellbeing for all ages. More than ever before, we have mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression on the increase. For example, there are children in our world as young as 3 years old now being clinically diagnosed.
WNSUK hopes to help in someway - to create an accessible nature playgroup for children and families, supporting them on their mental, physical and spiritual journeys. Founder LuLu visited a local children’s centre in 2019 and was saddened to hear that many less fortunate families did not have access to a garden, or had experienced a nature-based setting.
Until such a time, when WNSUK can also offer free sessions to less fortunate families, we would like to teach natural ways to help build resilience, such as mindfulness outdoors and forest school type activities, sharing how these techniques and practices can support our overall wellbeing.
WNSUK would like to develop the garden area by for example, gardening equipment for both children and myself; a herb garden; mud kitchen; big blackboard; fire circle; fixed obstacle course with logs & planks; water play; den building; a big wigwam; bird hide; bug hotel.
Inside the marquee, we would like books & a storytelling area; art & crafts; musical instruments; wooden loose parts for construction etc and spare warm clothing & books for poorer families. The marquee can be an area should a little one choose to go indoors.
I believe that nature-based settings are needed more than ever at this time, as it not only helps grow capable, confident & creative learners, but also compassionate eco-warriors. Please consider supporting this soul mission.
Much Love, LuLu