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Therapy in the open air

Imagine a day when you are free to talk and think about your work while walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Tuke Centre - a York psychotherapy and counselling service - is running a series of eight mile walks for people who need space to think about their work. 

The groups will be led at a gentle pace by Chris Powell, head of The Tuke Centre in York and Andrew Wilson, GP and mental health lead for Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT.

The Tuke Centre is part of The Retreat, a York-based specialist mental health provider, working with the NHS to provide care for people with complex and difficult needs.

“Some of the best ideas emerge while walking and talking in the open air,” said Chris. “This group, which is now in its third year, provides support, development and refreshment for people who need space to think about their work.

“We talk about whatever is concerning people in their working lives and whatever else emerges under the open skies of Yorkshire.”

The group meets four times during the year in spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is suitable for anyone in reasonable health who can commit themselves to the four walks throughout the year.

The day starts with a walk and then a break for lunch for people to talk as a group in the open air, before completing the second half of the walk.

Anyone interested should contact the Tuke Centre on 01904 430370 or e mail