A GROUP of artists have come together to create a collection of resources aimed at supporting wellbeing through nature and art activities.

Stepping Into Nature has announced the launch of “Yours Seasons of Stories” - a variety of written, illustrated and filmed resources to encourage conversation, community and connection.

The resources have been co-created by four artists from Dorset who have worked closely with communities in an effort to make the project as accessible as possible.

Sarah Acton, creative facilitator and landscape poet, said: “We hope to inspire nature connection, creativity and creative conversation with these beautifully designed, accessible and playful resources.

“We have collaborated closely with some fabulous community groups to create the activities, and it’s always satisfying and uplifting at the end of a session when participants realise that just ‘having a go’ can lead to surprises, not least that anyone can be an artist (or poet) in everyday life!

“It’s not about outcome, but about enjoying the process of making, and for wellbeing – tracking feelings and appreciating nature and seasons, connecting to the wider world.”

Your Seasons of Stories follows on from the popular Seasons of Stories ‘Autumn’ and ‘Spring’ books commissioned by Stepping into Nature: designed by Spike Golding and written by professional poet Sarah Acton and storyteller Martin Maudsley.

The creative team for Your Seasons of Stories has expanded to include artists Ilse Black and Sarah Jane Ross, and videographer Ben Ingram.

The resources are free to access and available online as downloadable pdfs and short films or as a limited edition resource box: containing five themed activity cards, inspirational artwork, poetry and a starter kit packed with artist materials.

A spokesperson said: “There are tips to help loosen up and relax into creative thinking, find creative flow, and be present in the moment.

“The activities are suitable for all adults with access to nature indoors or outdoors, with no additional materials required, and tips to expand art with new materials.

“The project aims to reach those lacking in mobility, isolated or experiencing low mental health but anyone is encouraged to join the growing community by taking part and sharing thoughts or artwork.”