Since 2014, Wilderness Foundation has developed the ‘Treun’ (Gaelic for ‘Brave’) programme to provide a taste of Scotland’s magnificent ecological heritage with young people from both disadvantage urban and rural isolated areas across the country.
We have worked with 40 schools and across 9 estates to provide weeklong expeditions that focus on resilience, wellbeing and employability. Evidence shows the impact of nature immersion, conservation volunteering and social skill development as key elements in improving not only mental health but also employability.
We reduce social isolation through the introduction and opportunity to work alongside selected estate staff, our volunteer mentors, our therapists and experienced outdoor guides. Meeting young people from other parts of the country expands their horizons and helps make new friendship groups.
We are committed to providing bespoke high quality programmes that provide young people with the hand up to a new future.
We are a proud partner of Scottish Land & Estates.