The Sensory Trust have a variety of activities on their website to help people connect to nature and support their mental health and wellbeing.
All activities are designed to be suitable for a wide range of participants and can be adapted to suit a variety of needs. Activities focus on engaging the sense and using nature and the outdoors and include:
- Painting by nature – making your own paint brushes to create paintings
- Make your own birds nest
- Match plants and objects to their place in the landscape
- Discover the different textures found in nature
- Make beautiful frames to find news ways of seeing your environment
- Make a bug hotel
- Flower drying and pressing
The Sensory Trust is a leading authority on inclusive and sensory design. They use nature and the outdoors to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with disability and health issues, their families and carers. Their aim is to make the outdoors accessible and enjoyable for all people, regardless of age, ability or social circumstance. Their work benefits young and older people, and people living with ill health or disabilities, together with their families and carers.
Social distancing rules were recently relaxed for people with learning disabilities and autism meaning they can now leave the house for exercise more than once a day.
The Sensory Trust are also sharing videos and activities through their social media. These are primarily targeted at people with dementia and kids with disabilities.