Kirkstall: Footpath building and more with Hollybush volunteers


Want to get involved in local environmental activities and boost you wellbeing at the same time? Operations leader JOHN PRESTON has the details …

On World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10th October, The Conservation Volunteers at Hollybush are offering two opportunities to join in their activities.

This year’s theme is mental health in the workplace and we are highlighting how TCV’s environmental programmes can support those in work alongside the many people not in work that already access our varied programmes.

The Hollybush Conservation Volunteers (aka the Hollyvols) will be building a footpath in Kirkstall and managing a new countryside area in East Leeds as part of their year round programme of projects across Leeds and beyond.

So if you have a day’s leave spare, why not head on down and join the group. Alternatively enquire about bringing a whole group of your work colleagues for a day.

The Outdoor Active and Well team will be welcoming people interested in joining gardening groups to support their mental health or work place occupational therapists wanting to understand what is on offer. This session will be a drop in at either 1pm or 2pm at Hollybush.

National Lottery funding, delivered by Big Lottery Fund, is funding Outdoors Active and Well, which is a three year partnership lead by Leeds Mind with TCV and Hyde Park Source. This programme provides 8 weekly sessions of gardening and wildlife walks plus mindfulness workshops.

The benefits of outdoor activity to mental health have been demonstrated in several academic studies.

For more information call 0113 274 2335 or visit and .






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