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Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

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press release4/5/2007

Weekly from Thursday May 24, members of self-help group US Mach will be experiencing the great outdoors through a woodland activity programme organised by Mentro Allan Bro Ddyfi.

Mentro Allan Bro Ddyfi is part of a four year Wales-wide research project which aims to find out and then overcome the barriers to people getting active outdoors - by organising the activities they really want to do.

US Mach are local partners in the project.

The 10 week US Mach woodland activity programme, led by experienced Woodland Activities Leader Ruth Brocklehurst, will include building a shelter, creating forest crafts and learning about forest ecology, with participants directing the programme as it develops.

US Mach, based at the Care Centre in Machynlleth, is a social group for adults living in the Dyfi Valley who sometimes feel low or have other emotional conditions.

The group operates a drop-in three times a week for members to call in for a chat and also organises activities.

US Mach project Worker Adrian Edwards says: "It might sound surprising, but getting outdoors and active, and especially in the woods can really help people feel more positive.

"Quite a few of our members enjoy making things, doing craft work and meeting new people can be great fun".

People wanting to join US Mach and the US Mach woodland activity programme can contact Adrian at the Care Centre by phoning 01654 700153 or emailing

Anyone wanting to get their group (or themselves) involved in the wider Mentro Allan project can contact Teresa Walters on 10654 703965 or at

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