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)

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.

At Fieldhead Campus

Start dates and time

Term Spring/SummerMonday26 June 202311am-2pm6 weeks


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