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Outdoor Therapy for NHS Staff, following COVID-19

by Adventure Therapy in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Outdoor Therapy for NHS Staff, following COVID-19

£80

raised of £2,500 target

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This project will only be funded if at least £2,500 is pledged by 7th October 2020 at 11:55pm

Helping to improve the mental health and wellbeing of NHS and Police frontline workers due to COVID-19 through free outdoor activities.

by Adventure Therapy in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Adventure Therapy Wristband

Includes our charity strapline "Making Life Great Outdoors". Made from 100% silicone rubber, ensuring a smooth band with clean edges that will not fray or become brittle over time. The inks used are eco-friendly. Wearing our wristband helps to raise awareness of our cause.

£75 or more

Adventure Therapy Organic T-Shirt

Adventure Therapy branded organic t-shirt in white. Featuring our charity logo and Making Life Great Outdoors tagline to the front. Unisex. Certified Organic Cotton t-shirt, 155g/m2. Wash cool, hang dry. GM free. Not tested on animals. Does not contain animal-derived products. Printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. Made in a renewable energy powered factory audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria.

£150 or more

Adventure Therapy Organic Pullover Hoody

Featuring the Adventure Therapy Icon to the centre of the chest and our charity branding and grey tagline on the back, our certified organic pullover hoody will help to take off the winter chill while helping to change lives through adventure. Wash cool, hang dry. GM free. Not tested on animals. Does not contain animal-derived products. Printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. Made in a renewable energy powered factory.

£500 or more

Treetop Adventure at Go Ape!

For up to 4 people. Think intricate crossings, wobbly bridges and brilliant zip wire finales - Go Ape Treetop Adventure is family-fuelled fun in the great outdoors. Designed with the younger family in mind you can either harness up and join in or cheer on from the forest floor. With plenty of high rope adventures to choose from across the UK you can be sure to find a treetop trek on your doorstep.

£650 or more

Treetop Adventure+ at Go Ape!

For up to 4 people. A treetop adventure introducing older children and adults to a more challenging treetop trek with higher platforms and longer zips. Treetop Adventure+ is all about the ‘more’. More speed, more air, more freedom, more height and more thrills. With plenty of high rope adventures to choose from across the UK you can be sure to find a treetop trek on your doorstep.

£1,000 or more

Treetop Challenge at Go Ape!

For up to 5 people. Ideal for businesses to use for team building or as part of a corporate away day. Treetop Challenge is where to head if you want to test yourself physically and mentally on the most adventurous treetop trek at Go Ape! A mecca for thrill seekers who love canopy high tree-to-trees crossings, free-fall Tarzan Swings and riding super-fast, very long zips. Grown-up fun in the great outdoors!

Let's make 'Outdoor Therapy for NHS Staff, following COVID-19' happen

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