THE OPEN NEST CHARITY
We are a group of charity trustees and volunteers with personal experiences of dealing with traumatic life events. We specialise in supporting those affected by adoption, fostering and care experiences.
Trauma is not something that can be cured and it can lead to ongoing and severe anxiety related disorders and PTSD. Strategies can be found to help individuals and families to cope more easily with the affects of trauma.
The Open Nest Charity has been supporting others through its work for over 7 years. Families and individuals dealing with the after effects of traumatic events can find themselves very isolated. Children can be greatly misunderstood at school and in wider communities.
This year, especially following the challenges of covid 19 we would like to offer woodland retreats to those who have been extremely isolated and desperate for support.
Our retreats are for up to five people and give both adults and children space to breath in nature, calm their anxiety, be creative, be cared for and nourished. The retreats are tailor made to suit individual and family circumstances. Those participating in our events and retreats report feeling less isolated, better understood, calmer and more cared for.
The cost to provide the retreats including accommodation, therapeutic care, massage, nutritious food, creative activities and welcome packs is £350 per night for up to 5 people. This is very cost effective support and the Open Nest Charity has a proven track record of providing quality trauma aware care. www.opennest.org
Fundraising is hard in these difficult times as most of us have been financially affected in some way. However every little really does help ❤️