Who we are
As a registered charity we exist to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and adults with unique health conditions, impairments or limitations through free outdoor and adventure-led activities.
Health conditions include mental health conditions, physical disabilities, learning disability, life-limiting illnesses and life-changing conditions.
Can you help us to hit our target?
We need your support for a very special and unique mission: to improve the mental health and wellbeing of NHS and Police frontline workers, as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The emotional strain and turmoil in supporting the communities they serve - the doctors, nurses, specialists and frontline Police - who have been there 24 hours a day, working tirelessly to do whatever they can, for us.
We have identified that as a result of COVID-19, many NHS and Police Frontline workers will experience mental health issues, including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The effect on personal and family life could be catastrophic.
The power of spending time outdoors in nature and adventure should not be under-estimated. It can improve vitality, aid rehabilitation, provide a sense of accomplishment and of overall wellbeing.
"Adventure Therapy gives Daniel access to opportunities to help him gain skills and abilities he wouldn't otherwise be able to work towards"
Grit. Determination. Resilience. Fortitude. We recognise the qualities of the frontline workers who have supported us, many of which align with our ethos and vision as a charity.
What we can provide
We offer various activities, including surfing, paddle-boarding, coasteering and kayaking. And we also provide climbing, caving, archery, horse riding, mountain biking, Nordic walking and hiking. We arrange Treetop Adventures and zipwire experiences.
We put mud in places - and smiles on faces! We help people to gain a new perspective.
"Before her surf session she was anxious and nervous. Following it she was lifted and excited"
Our activities and experiences will be provided free of charge to the participant.
Where we operate
We are based in Devon, and proactively provide activities in Devon and Cornwall, but we can offer activities through a range of associated providers and instructors to support our mission. This means that depending on funds raised, we can support NHS and Police frontline workers throughout England and Wales through new and emotive experiences - and improve emotional wellbeing in your community.
You can change lives through adventure
We will get through this together as a nation and our charity, with your generous support, will be there for when we move forward, to provide free outdoor and adventure-led activities. These can be as 1:1 sessions or as part of a group, which can also improve morale amongst colleagues following the trauma they have experienced together, to save lives.
You can help us to improve mental health and wellbeing - whilst saying thank you to the NHS and Police for all they have done to support you and your community.
For every £1,000 raised we can provide a 1:1 activity for 20 NHS or Police frontline workers. That's 20 nurses, doctors, specialists or police frontline workers whose mental health and wellbeing can be improved through Adventure Therapy and your support.
"It helped with anxiety for days following"
We make a positive difference in challenging and complex lives. Your donation, of whatever size, will make a vital difference.