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 horticultural therapy, 'natural art' therapy, work days for groups, training and volunteering opportunities for therapists, students and practitioners, and opportunities for research into the effectiveness of nature-based therapies.
We also offer an outdoor space 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
Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
Person-centred group or individual activities tailored to need.
Taster courses in Ecotherapy or Horticultural Therapy.
Specialised courses for therapists, students and practitioners.
Activity days for groups
Healing 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.
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Where you can find us