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    TurnAround 5 Graduation

    The Wilderness Foundation held a special TurnAround 5 Graduation ceremony for six young people who have completed the twelve month TurnAround Programme with the Foundation on Monday 18 August. The event was held to celebrate the achievements of the young people who all come from challenging backgrounds and who took part in a tough and […]

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    New Mentor Training Course Starts June 2014!

    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 skills. Over the years we have worked with a wide range of young people, some have had challenging needs and will have experienced traumatic pasts. […]

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    TurnAround Group experience bushcraft camp

    As Thoreau – that wonderful wilderness philospher wrote – I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  so did […]

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    Guardian Newspaper (7.10.2013) quote Wilderness Foundation UK

    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 has been […]

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    Volunteer Mentors urgently needed – Southend, Essex

    Can you spare 1 to 2 hours a week to help young people on Southend over the next five months?

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