WHAT WE DO
Our charity offers participation in outdoor and adventurous activities to improve emotional and physical wellbeing. We focus on a persons' ability to take part, rather than the barriers which may appear to prohibit such pursuits. Our experiences, which are predominantly outdoors, are used to help people face personal and physical challenges such as mental health conditions, learning disability, physical disabilities, life-limiting illnesses or life-changing conditions.
We provide an opportunity to develop life skills and spending time in an outdoor environment helps to encourage an overall sense of wellbeing, naturally.
Whilst adventure (or wilderness) therapy as a format can be challenging on all levels, it is fun to take part and provides a superb level of accomplishment in addition to improving resilience and fortitude.
Who we support
We support children (aged 8 and over) and adults, with a wide range of activities available dependent on a persons' age and limitations.
Whilst we provide our services through personal or professional referrals, we are also flexible in our approach, helping where possible and providing direction to other providers which may be able to assist, if we are not in a position to do so.
How we support
Following a successful referral to Adventure Therapy, our qualified instructors and support team provide activities (on a 1:1 basis if required or in a group setting), working to improve emotional wellbeing and resilience through time spent outdoors in nature and adventure. We work alongside individuals and parents or guardians and any referring partner or care worker who may also attend a session to assist if required, to ensure a positive and fun experience for the participant, whilst they learn something new and exciting.
We currently offer 17 different activities across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset which include kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, coasteering and gorge walking through to hiking, mountain biking, climbing, caving, treetop adventures and zipwire. We also provide activities which, whilst outdoors and challenging, are more sedate, such as horse riding, Nordic walking, bushcraft and archery.
Further information on the range of outdoor activities which may be suitable for you or a person you are referring can be found on our activities page.
Our services are constantly reviewed and we adapt to the needs of our service users. Therefore, if you feel there is something which may be of benefit to you or a person you would like to refer, which is related to adventure therapy but is not currently provided by our charity or another provider, please let us know and we will be happy to explore the options with you.