TurnAround Essex group heading to the Highlands

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 [...]

2017-03-31T11:29:01+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Foundation News, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

BBC Breakfast coverage of TurnAround trail week in north Wales

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 [...]

2016-09-06T11:29:22+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Foundation News, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

Volunteer Youth Mentors

We are now recruiting for our next mentor training programme. Our dedicated team of volunteer youth mentors play a key role within our social programmes. Our work with young people is motivated by a passionate belief in the benefits of the outdoors and nature for young people, coupled with our delivery of excellent youth working [...]

Luke Baker-Bike Ride Congratulations!!

Luke would like to thank all of those who kindly donated to Luke's Virgin Money Giving page.  Luke cycled from the heart of Chelmsford to Norwich on Saturday 25th May.  Unfortunately due to a knee injury bought on by the ride he was unable to make the return journey, but one way is 80 miles [...]

2013-06-04T16:02:57+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Fundraising, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround recognised by High Sheriff of Essex

  UK Charity The Wilderness Foundation has been commended once again for its contribution to community safety in Essex.    The Foundation's pioneering "TurnAround Project" works with disadvantaged and vulnerable children across the county,  helping to improve opportunities, aspiration and self-worth, transitioning formerly disengaged young people into education and employment.     It [...]

2013-04-10T10:54:16+00:00 April 10th, 2013|TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

The best tool for helping damaged young people – nature

Today's Guardian education section features a profile of the Wilderness Foundation UK's pioneering intervention project for youth-at-risk - TurnAround. The article, written by Louise Tickle outlines the genesis of the project and why nature - particularly wild nature - offers a solution for disturbed youth.   Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo Roberts says: "Being in a [...]

2010-02-16T10:48:10+00:00 February 16th, 2010|Media, Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround Celebration Dinner!

On Saturday 21st November TurnAround Two came to a close.  Surrounded by families, friends, mentors, patrons and funders, the young participants enjoyed an evening of celebration to mark their successful completion of the programme.  We were delighted to be joined by Mr Rupert Gosling, The High Sheriff of Essex, together with Mr Andrew [...]

2009-12-01T13:23:06+00:00 December 1st, 2009|Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround participants set sail with the Morning Star

Participants in the Wilderness Foundation UK's intervention programme for vulnerable youth - The TurnAround Project - have this week literally started to chart a new course. A group of six participants, together with Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo Roberts, volunteers Roy Perry and Paul Morris and a University of Essex Researcher, Jo Barton [...]

2009-10-07T13:13:27+00:00 October 7th, 2009|Fundraising, Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround – An Appeal

TurnAround is a twelve month long intervention programme for vulnerable youth in mid-Essex, created and managed by the Wilderness Foundation UK. Over four years in development, and having completed a successful pilot programme in 2007 (where we achieved an outstanding 80% success rate in returning participants to full time education and employment - [...]

2009-09-29T11:59:41+00:00 September 29th, 2009|Fundraising, Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround Too!

Following the succesful pilot programme which concluded in July 2008, we are currently seeking young people aged between 15 and 17 years old to participate in the second run of TurnAround.   Our charity specialises in using wilderness and nature to bring about positive changes in troubled and vulnerable youth.  Typically candidates may be under supervision [...]

2008-10-22T16:09:48+00:00 October 22nd, 2008|Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

Meet the team at High Chelmer

If you're in the Chelmsford area this week (20 - 25th October 2008) then why not stop by the High Chelmer shopping centre in the heart of the town and meet the Wilderness Foundation UK team?  We have a display stand set up opposite Millets - you won't be able to miss our wonderful new [...]

2008-10-22T15:05:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2008|Events, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

The TurnAround Project receives £5000 from the Nationwide Foundation

The Wilderness Foundation UK has succesfully secured a grant of £5000 from the Nationwide Foundation, a grant maker financed by Nationwide Building Society. The Wilderness Foundation UK through it's TurnAround Project provides nature based programmes for young offenders and disadvantaged youth, including wilderness trails, skills workshops, community volunteering and work experience opportunities.  The £5,000 award [...]

2008-10-02T11:22:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2008|Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments

TurnAround – A participants view

As a participant of the project, I would like to say that the project was a major turning point in my life and has helped me to take control of my demons and become a trusted member of society. I was first introduced to the programme by my Connexions worker, Donna after I had had [...]

2008-08-14T14:25:36+00:00 August 14th, 2008|Social Programmes|0 Comments

TurnAround donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation

Press Release: The TurnAround team gathered at Danbury Outdoor Centre, Essex on Friday 28th March 2008 to receive a presentation cheque and donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation, who have awarded TurnAround a grant of £5,000 following a succesful application by the Wilderness Foundation UK, the charity that created and manages the TurnAround Project. We [...]

2008-03-31T12:08:11+00:00 March 31st, 2008|Social Programmes, TurnAround Essex|0 Comments