Wellbeing


Supporting improved wellbeing for communities through connection with nature.


Improving wellbeing through nature

Participating in landcare activities can improve individuals’ social connections, mental health, wellbeing and recovery.
Landcare volunteers experience a sense of revitalising community and purpose. Landcare ACT supports the delivery of various programs which contribute to improved wellbeing outcomes for communities and landcarers. 

Recovery and Wellbeing Through Nature

 Growing international experience and research show that active participation in nature-based activities is clearly associated with reduced prevalence of depression, anxiety and other health problems.

As part of the Healthy Canberra Grants Program, Landcare ACT will be facilitating a range of nature-based activities designed to improve mental health, social connectedness and overall quality of life among Canberrans.

Wellbeing through nature

 The Wellbeing through Nature program taps into the transformative and healing potential of nature. Aspects of the program include:

Walks in Nature

That focus on appreciation of beauty and diversity whilst exploring mindfulness activities in restorative surroundings..

Conservation activities

Caring for nature is also an act of self care. Participants will work alongside existing Landcare groups to conserve, restore and protect nature. This may include plantings, waterways etc.

Therapeutic Horticulture

Working with plants on a more personal level, partaking in gardening activities in homes and community spaces.

Programs are open to all Canberrans and will be offered free of charge or at a low cost. Specialised programs will be developed to engage participants of diverse ages and backgrounds (including youth and older persons).

More information

You can find more information about our Wellbeing programs by: 
Contacting UsHealthy Canberra Grants
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