Who we are
Our Founder was inspired by working at a children’s hospice and seeing the difference that surfing made to a child with a life-shortening condition – and her whole family – through lying on a longboard, interacting with her brothers and sisters, and riding the wave in.
In addition to this experience, through a friend's child who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and seeing how hiking and at the later stages of his prognosis, by using an off-road wheelchair, was so positive to family life, enabling him to continue experiencing the outdoors and take part in family adventures; and create special memories.
Through a passion for nature and spending time outdoors and how it impacts on mental health and wellbeing for us all, our Founder understands the positive difference that taking part in outdoor and adventurous activities can make to a person with complex health conditions. Activities which provide their own challenges and a sense of accomplishment by overcoming the obstacles in the way (both physical and mental) and in doing so, encouraging overall wellbeing, a positive outlook and improved quality of life.
Adventure Therapy registered as a charity in England and Wales in 2017.
Our mission is to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of children, young people and adults with unique health conditions, impairments or limitations through outdoor and adventure-led activities.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT COULD HELP OUR MISSION
Explore the ways you can help to provide Adventure Therapy to children, young people and adults with disabilities, life-threatening or life-shortening illnesses and life-changing conditions.