The Wild Mind Project provides emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people (aged 11-25) through nature interventions such as wildlife conservation, nature walks, foraging and gardening. This is combined with a broad range of creative activities such as bundle dying, ink making, botanical printing, basket weaving, wood carving and cooking on an open fire.
We talk while we work, allowing the young people to form a network of supportive new friends.
Type of activities:
conservation work/nature walks/foraging/gardening/creative activities/cooking
Specialist client experience:
Young people seeking mental wellbeing support, including specific programmes for the young LGBTQ+ community and young people with mild/moderate learning disabilities.
“Earlier this year, things took a positive turn. After spending years with CAMHS and feeling so done with everything, I was given the opportunity to meet up with like-minded people in a programme run by The Wild Mind Project. At first, I was worried that it wouldn’t work out well, but as I ventured into my first session, I already felt so safe and warm, something I have never felt in my entire life, as I have never had friends. From this, I found the purpose I have been severely lacking in my life from almost the very start, and I finally realised how amazing it feels to be loved and to matter to those around you, while also being able to discuss important issues about gender identity, equality and so much more.”
– Wild Mind Project participant –
Stanmer Organics, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9PZ
Public transport and parking:
Bus route #78 goes from Brighton to Stanmer Village and then there is a 10-minute walk to our plot. Bus routes 23, 25, 25X, 28 and 29 run between the centre of Brighton and the entrance to Stanmer Park and then there is about a 20-minute walk to our plot.
The nearest train station is Falmer. It is a 25-minute walk (1.2 miles) to our plot from the station.
If you are coming by car, there is parking at the Patchway Carpark – parking fees are applicable.
Yes (3-5 weeks)
Programmes mainly run on weekends. Office team are available for enquiries Monday to Friday. Please check our website.
Shelter, fire, hot drinks, nearby toilets
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