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 [...]
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
A group of students from the Wilderness Foundation's TurnAround project had the opportunity to speak with Prince Harry today about the benefits of their time with the charity
It was our pleasure and honour to welcome HRH Prince Harry to the Wilderness Foundation UK today (14/09/2017) The Prince spent over 90 minutes meeting with children and young people who have experienced for themselves the positive power of nature to improve lives and the positive power of humanity to save wilderness. In a packed [...]
Participants, Families and Carers came together with the TurnAround Essex team to celebrate the recent achievements of the cohort just returned from a wilderness week in Scotland Heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our TurnAround Essex trail celebration evening last night. Thank you for sharing in the recognition of the bold journey these amazing young [...]
Our TurnAround team are setting off for the Highlands tomorrow. This is the first wilderness trail in our 6 month programme for youth at risk in Essex TurnAround uses wilderness therapy, challenging outdoor experiences, one-on-one life coaching, and educational activities to enable vulnerable young people to overcome their challenges and take control of their lives. The programme begins [...]
Voluntary organisations and people who make a major contribution to their local communities and crime prevention have been given well deserved recognition and thanks at this year’s prestigious High Sheriffs’ Awards ceremony
We recently celebrated the graduation of TurnAround 7 as well as the success of the second wilderness trail.
On 22nd November 2016 representatives from our TurnAround Essex group travelled to London to meet Sir John Kemp-Welch at the Dulverton Trust
The TurnAround Essex group has just returned from a wilderness trail in Wales. The group spent a week canoeing on the River Wye. This is what Ellie, one of the young people had to say about the week “It was such a magical week, every morning getting to wake up to the sound of the [...]
Last week a group of intrepid young people spent their time canoeing down the River Wye as part of the Wilderness Foundation's TurnAround Project. They were joined by TRT World who documented the journey and the positive effect that spending time in nature can have on mental health and wellbeing
On the 22nd August, Wilderness Foundation UK were pleased to have the film crew from BBC Breakfast to visit our participants from TurnAround Berkshire on their week of adventure, challenge, growing independence, character building and personal growth in North Wales. Here is their coverage of these wonderful young people and their experiences: The natural health service [...]
On Monday 22nd August 2016 our young TurnAround Berkshire participants headed up to north Wales for a week of adventure, challenge, growing independence, character building and personal growth.
TurnAround Project participants complete a three day employability course. This course, benefitting vulnerable youth in Essex, was kindly awarded by the Salter McKinlay Charitable Fund administered by Essex Community Foundation.
The seventh instance of TurnAround Essex started in June and participants have recently completed their first wilderness trail.