PEOPLE with learning or mental health problems have been invited to take part in woodland activities in east Durham.

The Woodland Trust, East Durham Trust and Stonham are hosting a free mental wellbeing event At Wingate Woods, Peterlee, from 11am to 3pm on Tuesday, April 2.

The Woodland Trust’s VisitWoods East Durham Project has helped hundreds of people become more engaged with the natural environment.

The activity on the day will consist of nature trails, woodland art and a woodcraft workshop.

Chris Affleck, VisitWoods East Durham outreach officer, said: “We believe everyone should be able to access and enjoy trees and woods, no matter their age or ability and this event will help people specifically with mental health problems.

“Anyone who runs a group or cares for an individual can turn up on the day with a group or with individuals and take part in the activities provided.”

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