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Green Light Trust

Coronavirus Support

Green Light Trust's AIR programme, offers nature-inspired online wellbeing support to people whose mental health is being impacted adversely through this period of increased isolation and anxiety.

Sessions on our FREE AIR courses are for one day per week over the course of 10 weeks and engagement and progress is at each individual's own pace. Activities include:-

  • Interactive online group chat
  • Nature learning and craft activities
  • Exploratory walk in nature period
  • Online lunch
  • Group nature video sharing
  • One to one phone support

We are able to provide a smartphone and data to anyone who does not have their own means of connecting with us online, so that they can access our course sessions.

Our AIR courses 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

Find out more about our AIR courses on our website. Book online or by calling us on 01284 830829. Our office phone is unmanned as our office staff are all working from home, but leave a message and someone will call you back.


General Details

Green Light Trust is a well established and successful environmental education charity which uses the Power of Nature to transform lives; with woodlands at Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, RSPB Minsmere, and special project locations around East Anglia.

We provide 100s of disadvantaged or marginalised adults and children with support for their wellbeing, work and life skills, through our woodland and online programmes.

We do this by:

  • Inspiring, empowering and supporting people with woodland wellbeing and educational activities
  • Enhancing the education, health and wellbeing of individuals and community groups to cope better with the life challenges they face, through using opportunities in the natural environment.
  • Engaging people on a mental health or alcohol and substance abuse recovery pathway.
  • Improving mental and physical wellbeing, self-esteem, confidence, social and communication skills.
  • Offering support to individuals who feel socially anxious or isolated.
  • Working with employment and probation services to help people back into work, training or volunteering opportunities.
  • Working with schools, colleges, pupil referral units and local authorities to provide alternative education provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND), autism, behavioural challenges  or other barriers which mean they struggle in mainstream education.

This provider was Quality Assured in 2017 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

Who to contact

Jane Feasey
01284 830829
01284 830829
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The Foundry
Bury Road,
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 4PJ

Additional contact

Michaela Woollatt
Participant Coordinator
07719 771334
Additional Website
Green Light Trust
The Foundry
Bury Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 4PJ

Where to go

Green Light Trust
The Foundry, Lawshall Bury St Edmunds. Castan Woods, Martlesham, Ipswich. RSPB Minsmere.
Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Saxmundham
IP29 4QT
Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Kessingland, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Lowestoft, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, East Suffolk, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Beccles, Saxmundham, Brandon, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, North Lowestoft, Babergh, Oulton Broad, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, Southwold, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, All Suffolk, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, West Suffolk, Waveney, West Ipswich
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Free parking for up to 20 cars available in main car park at The Foundry, Bury St Edmunds. Free parking at Martlesham Park and Ride for Castan Woods
Restrictions to access
Course places are subject to funding eligibility and availability. Wheelchair access to woodland courses can depend on the weather - it is not always easy when very wet. Online courses are accessible for everyone who is eligible through a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop - smartphone and data can be provided should this not be available to anyone wanting to sign up to a course.

Green Light trust has venues at The Foundry & Frithy Woods, Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds and at Castan Woods, Martlesham, Ipswich, and at RSPB Minsmere in Saxmundham

Days & Times

Office opening hours: Weekdays 9am to 5pm
Time of day
Session Information
Day sessions run from 10am to 3pm

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Many of our courses are free to attend - see course on website for details Per 5hr session
Some of our Alternative Provision and SEND courses require payment Per 5hr session
Cost Details
Many of our courses are free to attend, with fully funded places for adults and children who fit the funder criteria - details per course on our website. Some of our schools services, Alternative Provision and SEND provision are fee-paying services - payment is usually through local authority, school or Personal Independence Payment.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Individuals can self-refer onto our programmes that are advertised on our website, or referrals can be made by a referral organisation.

Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Disabled Parking, Adapted Toilet
Service users involved in planning
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Green Light Trust works with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities in a safe outdoor setting. The Team Leaders and staff are from an educational background with extensive experience enabling each participant to be the best they can be through learning and new experience. 

Connie Barnes
01284 830829
Green Light Trust Woodland courses
Green Light Trust online courses
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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