Wellbeing in the woods (18-25)

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

Do you want to spend time in a woodland area learning practical skills such as carving, woodland management, woodcraft skills, outdoor cooking, along with developing life skills such as self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence, self-management, resilience and determination and nature based mindfulness? If you do, then this is the course for you.

On a Monday for 6 weeks, our partners at Grow Wakefield are going to run their Wellbeing in the woods, therapeutic school for the Discovery College. The sessions will take place in the woodland area at the rear of Fieldhead Hospital and are ideal for anyone aged 18-25 who maybe experiencing mild mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety and maybe having difficulty accessing outdoor projects and experiences.

The sessions will be run by a level 3 Forest School practitioner and will provide engagement with outdoor natural environments that are 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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You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone, for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

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