Wilderness Foundation UK

Out There Rangers - Wilderness Therapy

Wilderness therapy, outdoor experiences and educational activities to help enable vulnerable young people to overcome their challenges and take control of their lives via specialist one-to-one support, and conservation work to help promote empowerment, responsibility, resilience and confidence.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118493)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,485

Donations

50

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • “I would like to thank the Wilderness Foundation for giving me the chance to do things that I otherwise would not have been able to do and for taking their time to help me get back on track.”

    — Toni, programme participant

Situation

Young people struggling with school, behavioural issues and emotional resilience who need extra support to help them get back on track. The most vulnerable children and young people in society who are facing a raft of social issues, trauma, grief, addiction, social isolation, anxiety, depression and emotional and behavioural problems which is only heightened through the current pandemic and the isolation felt through social distancing.

Solution

Through wilderness therapy, outdoor experiences, one-to-one mentoring, and educational activities we work with vulnerable young people to help overcome their challenges and take control of their lives. The nature experience also gives these young people the space and time to explore the outdoors in a safe environment. They become involved with conservation volunteering alongside learning bushcraft skills to help build self-esteem and confidence whilst discovering the true value of nature.