Tree bud in front of the sun

Things to do in the forest with a mental health focus

Unwind in the forest

Being in nature is proven to promote a healthy mind.  The nation's forests offer lots of things to do with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, such as  forest bathing, sensory walks and wellbeing trails.

Woman standing in woodland at sunset

Find a guided forest bathing session

Discover the Japanese practice of relaxation in the forest with a guided mindful experience.
Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams

Find a wellbeing trail

Follow the panels for a mindful walk to stop, notice and connect with the forest environment.
Man and woman observing the texture of a tree

Find a sensory walk near you

Created with Sense, these accessible walks highlight key sensory points along the way for you to enjoy.

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Download and print this free booklet to enhance your next wellbeing trip to the forest. Includes Carol Ann Duffy's poem 'Forest'.
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Get the most out of your next forest visit with these helpful tips to try mindfulness.
Forest bathing at home activity sheets
Free children's worksheets
Introduce the benefits of forest bathing to children with these activity sheets to try at home.