We have signed @ukyouth4nature letter along with 50+other organisations, calling for investment for greater access to nature for everyone. Our CEO, Jo Roberts, explains why: “Understanding the devastation of green and natural space on biodiversity is hard enough, but its loss will impact the wellbeing of our youth and communities as well. We call on [...]
At the Wilderness Foundation UK, our therapy programmes encourage clients to explore issues around the challenges they face with their mental health while actively participating in a natural setting. For example, the associate wilderness therapist will sit with a client around a fire and enquire about the client's experiences, whether it involves issues with [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our therapy trails provide you with an opportunity to gain perspective and understanding. North Wales expedition departing 11th September 2017
Our therapy trails provide you with an opportunity to gain perspective and understanding. North Wales expedition departing 22nd May 2017
We are pleased to announce dates for our open Wilderness Therapy trails in 2017
The Turning Tree - Art and the Symbolic Imagination Friend of the Wilderness Foundation, Ivan Daggett, is running a series of Wilderness Therapy workshops called The Turning Tree. These serve as a series of supportive workshops at the seasonal change times of the year where time is spent alone in nature and art making in the studio as [...]
We are delighted that the Wilderness Foundation UK have been engaged by Navrat RDZO to work with their team and other therapists to run a Wilderness Therapy trail in Slovakia to explore working therapeutically in wild places. Jo Roberts has been the CEO of the Foundation for the past 13 years and has founded a range of [...]
Changing The Lives Of Young Adults With The Help Of Nature Recently Jo Roberts, our CEO was interviewed by joinupdots.com and her podcast on 'Changing The Lives of Young Adults with the Help of Nature' can be accessed here: Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed) Todays guest [...]
The next course takes place in Wales between 22nd and 26th September 2014.
Wild Trail Training We are organising a Five day Ecotherapy Journey for Outdoor Practitioners in Wales betweeen 22nd and 26th September 2014. The Training will be led by Hayley Marshall UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Rob Collister Mountain Guide. "A physical journey into wild country evokes a dynamic emotional connection with the natural world. Working therapeutically within this process helps [...]
The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough On Monday 7th October the Guardian Newspaper published an article on the benefits of outdoor learning. George Monbiot quoted the Wilderness Foundation's projects which utilise Wilderness Therapy as a way of facilitating personal awareness, development and change. This exposure to nature can bring substantial mental health benefits. [...]
We are pleased to offer this five day therapy retreat at Cwm Eigiau, Wales, running from 23rd to 27th September 2013.
Our popular five day Ecotherapy trail for Outdoor Practitioners. Course dates 29th April 2013 to 3rd May 2013 inclusive.