The Blossom Project

Tackling domestic violence through nature

Our FREE nature-based group therapy programme is set up to empower not only adult survivors of domestic abuse to learn strategies for self care that will cascade through their own families, but also teens to learn to cope with their past experiences in a healthy way that will prevent them repeating the cycles of abuse that they may have experienced.

Participants are in a position of wanting to move their lives forward positively, but require further resilience building, learning to build healthy relationships, development of boundaries, trauma support as required, and skills to be able to manage themselves positively and be independent of abusive relationships in the future. The project is facilitated by outdoor therapists who will provide support for participants who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and also those with complex needs that continue to hold them back in life.

The project’s outdoor facilitator offers training and skills in bush craft techniques, outdoor cooking skills, camp craft, outdoor volunteering such as tree planting or conservation. We include visiting specialist support in areas such as money management, employability training and development, resilience training and other accreditations such as basic Neuro-linguistic training (NLP) and First Aid. A graduation ceremony follows at the end of the 10 weeks and the offer of ongoing mentoring for up to 3 months post programme.

Time: 10.00-15.00

Schedule: 1 day a week for 10 weeks

Group Size: Max 12 People

Location: Chatham Green/Mann Wood, Chelmsford, Essex

Equipment: Suitable clothing and footwear can be supplied if needed


Adolescents (13-17)

Future Dates will be released on confirmation of further funding. If you think you know someone who would benefit from this FREE service then please get in touch. You can download and complete our referral form by clicking on it from the top menu and emailing it through to us or sending as a hard copy in the post.

How you can help

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