Wellbeing in the woods (18-25)

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Face to Face Discovery College Courses (for 16-25 year olds)

Wellbeing in the woods is a therapeutic forest school in a woodland area at the rear of Fieldhead Hospital and will be run one day a week over a 6 week period, each session lasting around 3 hours. The sessions are ideal for young adults experiencing mild mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety and will prioritise access for individuals who may otherwise have difficulty accessing outdoor projects and experiences.

Participants will learn practical skills such as carving, woodland management, woodcraft skills, cooking etc. along with developing life skills such as self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence, self-management, resilience and determination and nature based mindfulness.

The sessions will be run by two level 3 Forest School practitioners and will provide engagement with outdoor natural environments which is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing through a restorative effect, positive social contact and opportunities for physical activity. 

As there will be a lunch break during each session, please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks with you to each session. Please ensure you also wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes (trainers or boots) for walking in the woodland.

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Start dates and time

TermDayDateTimesDuration
Term Autumn/WinterMonday10 October 202211am-2pm6 weeks

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