Our Ambassadors

Richard Matthews

As an adventurer and explorer, Richard has walked the 600km Slovenia Mountain Trail, solo, driven to Mongolia and back as part of the Mongol Rally, completed the Arctic Survival Challenge in Sweden and circumnavigated the world in a Nissan Micra!

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a qualified Mountain Leader and has led groups on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Ten Tors and on international expeditions around the world.

Closer to home in Devon, Richard organises the Westcountry Rally and has climbed the mountain peaks of the UK.

Richard is a mental health advocate and through personal experience, understands how time spent in the outdoors in nature and adventure can have a positive effect on our mental state.

I very much agree with the ethos of Adventure Therapy and particularly surrounding mental health, which I am incredibly passionate about, and the difference that outdoor activities can make in improving emotional wellbeing. I am pleased to become an Ambassador for the charity and raise awareness of such an important cause through my own experiences, both personally and professionally.

Richard Matthews, speaking to Rob Emery, our Founder.

You can change lives through adventure

Do you have a passion for adventure? Have you been able to fulfill your love of the outdoors, professionally? You may not be an adventurer but have personal experience of the positive impact that time spent in nature brings to mental health or family life.

If you share our vision and would like to get involved, we would love the opportunity to talk it through, without any obligation whatsoever.

Adventure Therapy supports children, young people and adults with mental health conditions, learning disability or difficulty, physical disabilities, life-threatening or life-shortening illnesses and life changing conditions - you could inspire, motivate and help raise awareness of our cause. You could change lives through adventure.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron or Ambassador of Adventure Therapy, please complete our contact form or get in touch with Rob Emery, our Founder and Chief Executive, at rob.emery@adventuretherapy.org.uk.

Thank you for your interest in our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to explore the outdoors.