Circle of Life Rediscovery aim to transform education, health and families through nature. Nature has a profound and deeply beneficial impact on physical, emotional and social health.
They offer innovative and effective nature-based training and interventions for teachers and health & care professionals, who are responsible for young people or adults – especially those with behavioural or mental health problems. They also run parent days for families with children with severe learning difficulties. In 2019 they extended partnerships with Early Intervention Teams for young people with psychosis and adults with dementia.
Alongside training, they work at a local scale with different groups of vulnerable young people, children and adults in a natural setting to reach their potential, improve well-being and educational attainment. The organisation and the services they work with are participation-led, with high involvement of clients’ feedback and design of what matters to them.
Example activities include: nature and sensory based; simple conservation and tree care, foraging; nature based crafts, fire and use of tools; seasonal and well-being exercises; healthy eating and outdoor cooking.
Type of activities:
Cookery / Conservation / Creative and arts (including bushcraft skills) / Ecotherapy activities
Specialist client experience:
Mental health, families with children with severe learning disabilities, adoption, dementia, psychosis, young people and children.
“It doesn’t matter what’s wrong with you, no one is looking at you for that reason, they are just looking at you for you, and talking to you as that person.”
– Circle of Life Rediscovery participant –
Public transport and parking:
Parking at woodland site.
Free and fee-paying
Food often provided
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Circle of Life Rediscovery
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