human-nature – our impact

Human-Nature - Our Impact
Human-Nature - Our Impact

The above infographic represents our progress and some of our impact in the 5 years since starting our Human-Nature social enterprise project.  

You can find testimonial statements from participants and beneficiaries dotted around the website, but here’s just a few:

“I have found the Human-Nature activities to be a key part in helping me recover from personal crisis.  I am now enjoying many aspects of my life rather than simply surviving.”  weekly participant ‘Natter in Nature’ & ‘Nature Conservation’
“It’s very inspiring. It’s great what you’re doing, on many levels and so inclusive.”  — ‘Uplifting Angels’ photo e-book contributor (COVID response).
“I sometimes feel as though I live in isolation, albeit living the dream – a cottage, land, horses, dogs etc, but no people — is it enough?   The ‘Natter in Nature’ walks have felt like a life saver to me, adding interest, colour and shape to my life.  I am very grateful.”  — Nordic Walker and weekly participant with ‘Friends with Human-Nature’/‘Natter in Nature’.
I think what you’re doing with your photography projects will really really help people – people from all walks of life whether they’re working or not, and suffering from internal/external problems or not.  It’s getting people out and importantly, with a focus – a goal, a nice goal!
I think your project is probably helping people more than you know.”   ‘A Moment’s Notice e-book contributor (COVID response).
”Very well planned sessions and very interesting and enjoyable activities.  Went home feeling very happy and proud of my achievements.”   ‘Nature’s Ways to Wellbeing’, 5 week Outdoor Wellbeing Programme participant.
“I gained a sense of pride, met new people and loved being outdoors. Totally relaxed after each session.” ‘Nature’s Ways to Wellbeing’, 5 week Outdoor Wellbeing Programme participant.
“I enjoyed all sessions.  The settings and environments were excellent. Very relaxing and perfect for the ‘wellbeing’ aspect of the course.”  ‘Nature’s Ways to Wellbeing’, 5 week Outdoor Wellbeing Programme participant.

“I’ve loved getting to know you and have been inspired by the fabulous work you are doing.”
— Professor in Health Psychology, Local University.


Your vision & drive to get your canal boat enterprise up & running is inspiring.  An accessible, creative arts space focused on well-being, embedded in Stoke’s industrial heritage on its fantastic waterways, will be a brilliant community resource.” — Local Creative and ‘Create Place’ Coach.
“Everything done with Human-Nature has been spot on.  In may ways that is a key factor.  Co-ordinating and bringing together like-minded people, developing interests, and in doing so getting people involved.” — Nordic Walker and participant on ‘Green & Blue Walks’.
“We started as strangers and finished as friends.” — participant on ‘Natter in Nature’.