Ecotherapies and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Ecotherapy interventions take place outside and involve a connection with nature. They can include a range of activities from gardening to talking therapies that take place outside. While spending time outside in natural surroundings can help with overall health, ecotherapies don’t have enough evidence to be recommended as a specific treatment for ADHD.
Ecotherapy is one of several self-care strategies which young people told us help them manage their mental health and wellbeing. Read how other young people find ecotherapy helpful here.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.