AIR: Nature-Inspired Online Wellbeing

At Green Light Trust we use the Power of Nature to support disadvantaged and marginalised adults, children and young people who may be struggling, for whatever reason, to move forwards in life.

Click here to hear CEO Tom Brown explain how Green Light Trust AIR works.

Click here to hear one of our AIR participants talking about her experience and the positive impact joining an AIR course has had on her life.

What's Involved

Course participants are invited to join online group sessions, one day a week for 10 weeks. Hosted by experienced Green Light Trust staff, weekly sessions are designed to:

  • reduce isolation and anxiety 
  • improve mental and physical wellbeing 
  • increase confidence and self-esteem
  • give a sense of structure and belonging
  • improve social and communication skills
  • engage people with the natural environment
  • instill renewed purpose

Group Interactive Activities include: group video call meet up session, nature learning through video and chat, sharing of nature videos and/or photos from outdoor activities, online lunch together, and craft activities you can do at home.

Participants will also be able to benefit from one to one phone conversations with a member of Green Light Trust staff, to discuss in confidence any issues they may be having with their wellbeing.

Click here to see what a typical AIR day looks like

Help with technology to access AIR courses

Prior to the first week’s session, Green Light Trust staff will contact everyone in the group individually to introduce themselves and ensure everyone is set up and able to get online. We are able to provide a free smartphone and data should it be needed - just let our team know when booking a course.

Who we support

Fully funded places on our AIR courses are aimed at adults, children and young people who have experience of the following types of issues:-

  • Poor Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • In Recovery from Alcohol or Substance Misuse
  • Victims of Violence, Trauma or Abuse
  • Special Educational Needs (SEND)
  • Behavioural problems
  • Long Term Unemployment
  • Disengaged or excluded from Education
  • Social Isolation/Social Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness or Physical Disabilities
  • History of Offending
  • Ex-Military Personnel
Our Standard AIR course is suitable for adults who have issues with their mental health and wellbeing. It is also suitable for people who are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiciton and who want to take the next step on their recovery journey, as well as people who are victims of violence or abuse, long-term unemployed, ex-offenders, people who have chronic illness or disability and find it hard to leave the house, or anyone who feels socially isolated or excluded. If you are experiencing difficulty overcoming personal challenges that are preventing you moving forwards in life, then our AIR course will help you heal and move on to a better future.
Our AIR for Women only course is similar to our Standard AIR course, and is open to all women who need support to improve their wellbeing, but is specifically designed for women whose life experiences mean they are not comfortable accessing our standard mixed gender AIR course.
Step by Step AIR is our paid provision designed for adults and young adults with Special Educational Needs. There is an emphasis on physical and emotional health and wellbeing, as well as progression and engagement; improving learning, social skills and communication. To apply for a place, please contact our office at [email protected] 

AIR for young people 6 week programmes (x2 half days per week) These courses are designed to support young people aged 11-18 with prolonged or persistent health issues including mental health issues, young carers, looked after children and SEN and LDD learners. The courses aim to provide structure and purpose to the young person's life during periods of isolation or disengagement with standard education.

“My Zoom group has given me a focus for the week during these dire times. Having a project to think about with others has been invaluable. It is keeping me on track, holding me up and I can still see a positive future when the world begins to breathe again.” - AIR Course participant

Click here to see what courses are available and book a FREE place