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Just what the doctor ordered: five novel social prescribing projects

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Just what the doctor ordered: five novel social prescribing projects
5. Forest bathing

A scheme that has been joined by a recent surge of ‘green social prescribing’ projects, Branching Out has happened every year since 2007.

In the project, run by Forestry Commission Scotland, adults with mental health challenges take part in activities including health walks, tai chi, bird box construction, lighting fires, building shelters and environmental art, such as photography and willow sculptures.

“I wasn’t an outdoor person,” said one participant. “I’d decided I’d give it a week or so and I absolutely loved it. And then the rest of it, I absolutely adored the course.” 

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