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    Essex PCC Supports Wilderness Foundation

    We were delighted to welcome the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex (Essex PCC)’s office to see how important their funding has been in supporting our TurnAround programme. Representatives from Essex PCC came to our site in Chatham Green last month whilst one of our bespoke workshops was taking place and they were able to see […]

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    Latest news from our TurnAround 6 programme

    This year’s TurnAround project has got off to a great start.

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    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 […]

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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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