A new wellbeing programme for men aged 20-59 is being jointly promoted by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

The free initiative seeks to support improved well-being through nature and physical activity where men can develop strong social networks. Sessions will be shaped throughout the programme based on the interests of those attending.

Examples of activities on offer include hiking, woodwork and bushcraft skills, which will be implemented alongside well-being techniques including stress management and mindfulness.

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Starting from Monday, February 19, the first programme will run over 12 weeks in Salisbury with more wellbeing programmes being arranged for later in the year in Trowbridge and Chippenham.

Damian Haasjes, director of education and wellbeing at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Wiltshire Wildlife Trust are excited to be working in partnership with Wiltshire Council's Public Health Team to support men's mental health across the county.

"We regularly see the positive impact that connecting with nature has on people's mental health and wellbeing. The new outdoor men's wellbeing programme will build on our existing work and offer a great opportunity for early support and intervention with men who are struggling with their mental health.”

To find out more, or to make a referral, people can visit this website or contact Wiltshire Wildlife Trust with any enquiries via email or by phone at 07702802961.