The last decade has seen a huge shift in how we talk and think about mental health. This mindset shift has given rise to preventative and proactive mental health support – particularly the benefits of spending time outdoors. At the Wilderness Foundation we have a long history of holistic, early intervention work, supporting vulnerable groups and individual clients with the healing power of nature and the outdoors. Our Brave Futures programme, funded initially by The National Lottery Community Fund, and now continued through Essex County Council, accommodates both Adults and Children, from a wide range of referral pathways. The details of our latest 2021 cohorts are listed below. Please note this programme is for people in Essex only and places will be offered on first-come-first-served basis while late referrals will be put on waiting list.