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Wilderness Foundation exhibits at the PFCC Annual Conference

Community organisations working to make Essex safer shared their projects at the annual Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s conference. The event, with a theme of Partnerships in Action, gave a platform to charities and other organisations focusing on tackling issues ranging from community safety to fire awareness and youth problems. They were able to discuss [...]

2018-04-02T09:33:05+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animas Coaching supports the TurnAround Programme

The Wilderness Foundation again warmly thanks the incredible coaches who volunteer their time and professional expertise in supporting TurnAround participants with transformational coaching outdoors on our beautiful Chatham Green site. Kickstarted by Kevin Mascarenhas, a keen supporter of the Foundation, a team has now completed a second year of support and development of young people [...]

2018-04-05T14:31:28+00:00March 30th, 2018|TurnAround Essex, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Congratulations to the adult women graduates

Adult women graduates of our joint Open Road/Wilderness Foundation programme comes to an emotional close after 12 weeks together. Funded by the Heritage Lottery we offer this personal development and nature immersion for up to 10 adult women and others in recovery and on probation.

2018-04-05T14:34:22+00:00March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Support our cause when buying Essex Lottery tickets

In the wild, people experience a deep sense of belonging, centredness, and peace. If humanity does not protect wild spaces, our children will never experience this transformation. Every year, the Wilderness Foundation brings thousands of people into wilderness. We do so not just to benefit the individuals—though the benefits are great. We help people to [...]

2018-04-05T14:36:44+00:00March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CEO’s Blog – February 2018

Dear Friends, We are getting glimmers of sun every now and again in the midst of snow, frost and really cold weather. Seasons are so important in terms of making sense of the world – as they ebb and flow – with regularity and purpose. They can be quite reassuring and can serve as an [...]

2018-04-05T14:43:44+00:00February 9th, 2018|CEO's Blog, Foundation News|0 Comments

Wilderness scholarship presented to young rural career hopefuls at Scottish Parliament

On Tuesday 23 January, a group of young people attended a special reception at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh to be presented with scholarships of up to £1,000 by the charity Wilderness Foundation UK. Four teenage graduates applied for the David Eckersley Scholarship Award, which provides funding to further their careers in the rural [...]

2018-04-05T15:02:29+00:00January 26th, 2018|Foundation News, Imbewu Scotland|0 Comments

Therapeutic de-stress nature immersion for adults 8th and 9th March 2018

This two-day residential (1 night camp) is the perfect opportunity to completely de-stress. It is designed specifically for busy people who struggle to find the time to properly de-stress and take true time out. We will provide you with the opportunity to re-charge and develop your resilience and mental wellbeing so that you can return [...]

2018-04-05T15:08:14+00:00January 22nd, 2018|wilderness-therapy-programmes|0 Comments

Adult Therapy Trail 23rd to 27th April 2018 (Closed)

Wilderness Therapy trails take you deep into the wild, away in space and time from the pressures and immediate issues that you are struggling with on a day to day basis. Ages: 21 + Average fitness required £625 per person  (participants must make their own travel arrangements to the location - not included in price) Location [...]

2018-04-05T15:12:47+00:00January 22nd, 2018|wilderness-therapy-programmes|0 Comments

Wilderness and nature therapy camps for teens/young people

  We offer non-residential and residential camps for young people who are experiencing difficulties in their young lives or who are experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing.  These range from 2 to 4 days in duration, with some including overnight camping. Our programmes are nature-based and use a range of activities and skills [...]

Applications now being invited for TurnAround 2018

Our next TurnAround programme will begin in March and we are looking for the next group of young people who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives

2018-04-05T15:23:44+00:00January 9th, 2018|Foundation News, TurnAround Essex|Comments Off on Applications now being invited for TurnAround 2018

Year in Review: A letter from our CEO, Jo Roberts

Dear Friends, As this year comes to an end and a new one begins, it does offer us a time to reflect backwards and plan forwards. Each first day of a New Year offers an opportunity to start things fresh, make sincere commitments to do more of the good things and leave behind the behaviours [...]

2018-07-20T14:56:26+00:00December 20th, 2017|CEO's Blog, Foundation News|0 Comments

Year in Review: Chatham Green Project

A look back at the achievements of the Chatham Green Project team over the past twelve months Educational Delivery The Chatham Green Project was very busy with school delivery in 2017, with a big outreach delivery at the start of the year. Our Outreach delivery is based around important environmental days of the year, such [...]

2018-07-20T14:56:26+00:00December 20th, 2017|Chatham Green Project, Foundation News|0 Comments

Year in Review: Wilderness Therapy

Jo Roberts delivered wilderness therapy training course for 12 therapists from Poland and the Czech Republic in the Natura 2000 protected mountain region of SE Poland bordering on the Ukraine and Slovakia. The area is made up of mixed woodland and ancient beech forest with exciting biodiversity including wolves, bison and wild boar. Carrying all [...]

2018-07-20T14:56:26+00:00December 19th, 2017|Foundation News, Wilderness Therapy|0 Comments