Being in nature increases psychological wellbeing by increasing happiness, subjective wellbeing and positive social interactions. It gives a sense of meaning and purpose in life and can make life tasks feel more manageable. It positively affects cognitive function, memory and attention, imagination and creativity.
Being in nature reduces the risk and severity of mental illness. Time spent in nature can improve self-esteem and mood. It can reduce stress and decrease the occurrence of depression, anxiety and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A great way to give yourself a mental break in your busy routine is to immerse yourself in the forest at one of our locations conveniently located around Melbourne. We offer Forest Therapy walks at several locations including the Dandenong Ranges and Gresswell Forest.Discover More
We offer longer nature-based well-being retreats at our beautiful east Gippsland property. “Murrindal” is set on 400 acres of forest near the junction of the wild Bemm and Goolengook Rivers. Individual, family or group based retreats, catered to your needs are offered with a choice of accommodation available.Discover More