The Wild Mind Project provides emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities such as conservation work and gardening, combined with creative activities such as painting, weaving, woodwork or cooking on an open fire.
A talking circle allows participants to breathe, connect and share personal and collective struggles within the safe boundaries of the group. Importantly, young people form a new supportive group of friends that last beyond the programmes.
Type of activities:
Conservation / Gardening / Cooking / Mindfulness / Creative & arts
Specialist client experience:
Young people including young LGBTQ specific programmes
“I think this is the best activity programme that could be prescribed to young people with mental health issues and I really feel happy with what’s come out of it, and I’ve made a supportive group of friends – I would encourage anyone to do it and if I could I would love to do it every week.”
– Wild Mind Project participant –
Public transport and parking:
Programmes are delivered in a number of green spaces in Brighton and East Sussex
Yes (3-5 weeks)
Programmes mainly run on weekends. Office team are available for enquiries Monday to Friday.
Dependent on site
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The Wild Mind Project
Providing emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities combined with creative activities.