There is growing evidence of its many benefits and this conference will focus in on the development, delivery and sustainability of services with a focus on woodland social enterprise. Many woodland social enterprises undertake green care in a number of forms and for a variety of 'client' groups.

The day will feature Michéal Connors of Natural Academy, a qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and lecturer. Michéal has been working in the fields of education, health and wellbeing for over 25 years and brings experience of different psychological and holistic approaches to the work. More information about Natural Academy can be found here

This day is aimed at Woodland Social Enterprises who would like to learn more about the theory and practice of offering green care activities from their woodland. Groups may be currently delivering green care services or wishing to offer these in the future.

There will also be camping, complete with a campfire, available for those who wish to travel down on the evening before the event. If you wish to take up this option please tick the box for camping.

Making Local Woods Work participant groups can apply for a contribution towards travel costs by writing to  [email protected] to request a bursary. 

Travel information

Tickenham is just off the M5. The nearest train station is Nailsea and Backwell which is one stop out of Bristol Templemeads (certain trains from London will stop here). Collection from the station to the venue will be available on the day or the evening before (depending on capacity).

Bristol airport is approximately 20 minutes away and it is likely that collection can be arranged.

Should you require collection from either the station or the airport please request this in the ticket details or, alternatively, please email [email protected].