Stonehenge has extra healing properties says charity

Human Henge Logo (Laura Drysdale)

1:49pm 10th October 2016

Stonehenge is to become a place of healing as a new project has been launched to engage disadvantaged people living in Wiltshire.

Charity, the Restoration Trust are at the head of the 10 week course which enables local people living on low income with mental health problems plus carers and volunteers to experience Stonehenge with expert guidance.

It's all come about thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund who have awarded them £53,400 and also Wiltshire Council's Amesbury Area Board (£2,224) and English Heritage (£3,000).

Human Henge Team (Laura Drysdale)

The 'Human Henge' team at the Stonehenge visitor centre

Director at the charity, Laura Drysdale, said that participants will get a great experience:

"Over ten weeks, they'll go around with archaelogists and creative people and have what we think will be a sensory and theraputic experience of the landscape.

"They'll be able to walk from different parts of the site, talking and listening and experiencing the natural environment."

It starts on 21st October but there will be another project launching in January if you're interested in attending.

You can find out more about the scheme at or email

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