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Natural Cultural Health Service

Exposure to nature can significantly reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Natural Cultural Health Service

The Natural and Cultural Health Service (NCHS) is a programme of outdoor activities that promote good physical and mental wellbeing. From Meditating in Nature, Iyengar Yoga
 for Wellbeing to Gardening for good health (GROW), at the Whitworth we have something for everyone, every week.

June 2022

Summer is here and we're enjoying being outdoors!
Here is what’s on in the weeks to come.
#whitworthoutdoors

GROW
Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: The Whitworth

GROW is a project that promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve the mental wellbeing of an individual.

To join GROW or to make a referral please email liz.shone@manchester.ac.uk or contact the Cultural Park Keeper on 07795 128868.

NCHS: Pilates
Sundays, 9-10am, £7

Pilates is an exercise system developed in the 1930s by Joseph Pilates. Pilates believed in striving for a strong healthy body and pushing the mind to the limit of its ability. Through regular practice, Pilates helps to protect the spine, and correct and improve the wrong posture, whilst it restores health and vitality in the mind and body.

Suitable for all levels of fitness; beginners are welcome. Exercises are adaptable and participants are to encouraged to progress at their own pace.

Entry via our Parkside reception. Participants are required to bring their own exercise mat and water bottle.

NCHS: Feel Good Kid’s Art Club
Saturday 4 June, 1-3pm
Art Garden & Clore Garden Studio, FREE, booking essential see link below

Join us for a fun and expressive art and mindfulness session. Aimed at ages 6 -12, children will explore calming mindfulness techniques all while connecting with nature and creating their own meaningful artwork.

Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and something to drink.
All art materials are provided.

For more information and to register click here on Eventbrite

NCHS: Dementia Naturally Active
Tuesday 14 June, 2-4pm
Whitworth Park, FREE, booking essential see details below

Come and join City of Trees and The Whitworth for our Dementia Friendly walk on the second Tuesday of every month. We will be gently strolling around Whitworth Park, having a chat and connecting with nature.
 
Booking for the walk is essential. To book or for any queries please do contact Katie at katie@cityoftrees.org.uk or ring 0161 872 1660 or 07759 369 220.

NCHS: Silent Spaces
Fridays, 10am-12pm
Sundays, 10am-12pm

Take time out and enjoy the restorative benefits of being peaceful in a green space. All we ask is: No phones, no talking and no cameras. Thank you.

Visit the Silent Spaces website

NCHS: Mini Beast Hunt and Craft Session with City of Trees
Saturday 25 June, 12-2pm
Whitworth Park, FREE, booking essential see link below

Get up and close with nature with City of Trees on a Mini Beast Hunt! We will be on the hunt across the park, looking under rocks, logs, and more for resident beasties! There will also be a chance to create your very own minibeast!

Meet by our Parkside reception desk accessed via Denmark Road, M15 6FG.

For more information and to register click here on Eventbrite


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