Who is the Centre for?
The Centre for Ecotherapy is a community space, available to anyone who would benefit from being in a healing natural environment. We offer regular therapeutic activities for groups, individuals and volunteers.
If you are a therapist, educator or practitioner looking for a beautiful outdoor space in which to conduct your classes or discussions, please contact the Centre for Ecotherapy to see how we may be able to assist you.
Welcome to the Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton
The Centre for Ecotherapy provides support for vulnerable people in the local community, aiming to improve and maintain well-being through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities.
Located at Stanmer Park on the outskirts of Brighton, this not-for-profit social enterprise comprises two large areas of land - an organic allotment garden and an organic wilderness area populated with trees, shrubs and plenty of wildlife.
The Centre's services include social and therapeutic horticulture, work days for groups, training for therapists, students and practitioners, and opportunities for research into the effectiveness of nature-based therapies.
We also offer volunteering opportunities for students, practitioners and members of the community who are keen to share knowledge, skills and energy with others in a beautiful nature-rich setting.
We are able to offer both our outdoor spaces for the use of therapists wanting to take classes or groups, such as yoga and tai chi, group talking, art or drama, outside into Nature.
What we offer
Ecotherapy and Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
Regular weekly drop-ins. Person-centred group or individual activities tailored to need.
Training workshops - NEW DATES for 2018!
Introductory courses in Ecotherapy or Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. 2018 dates confirmed!
NEW Ecopsychology residential course!
Specialised courses for therapists, students and practitioners available on request.
Activity days for groups
Healing ecotherapy or horticultural activities designed for any client group.
6, 8 and 10 week projects aimed at specific client groups.
Personal Discovery sessions
One-to-one ‘signposting’ sessions with experienced personal consultants.
For anyone in the community who might be able to offer time, energy, skills and experience to the organisation. Please see our Volunteering page.
See Current Projects or contact us for more details
Where you can find us