Wild Minds

Wild Minds

Referrals for this programme have now closed, our September dates will be announced in a few weeks so please check back later.

Sessions begin Wednesday 5 August 2020.

We believe in the healing power of nature!

If you're aged 14-17 and feeling stressed, anxious or down, you'll find a friendly welcome at Milton Country Park.

Our 6 week programmes are designed to give you an introduction to a wide variety of outdoor activities with a particular focus on nature, wellbeing, bush craft and mindfulness.

From campfire cooking and survival skills to paddle boarding and yoga, we want to share our passion for the outdoors and help you slow down, tune in, and build confidence, so you can find your wild!

  • When: 6 weeks of sessions are on the following dates and times:
    1. Wednesday 5 August, 3pm to 5pm
    2. Wednesday 12 August, 3pm to 5pm
    3. Wednesday 19 August, 3pm to 5pm
    4. Wednesday 26 August, 3pm to 5pm
    5. Sunday 30 August, 3pm to 5pm
    6. Sunday 6 September, 3pm to 5pm 
  • Led by: experienced instructors, supported by a mental health practitioner
  • Where: Milton Country Park, Cambridge Road, Milton, CB24 GAZ
  • Cost: free

Partners

Wild Minds is a partnership between Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust and South Cambridgeshire District Council with input from Cambridge North Villages Primary Care Network. 

What to expect

Sessions are based in Milton Country Park's 2 private outdoor spaces: the Dell and the Wild Place. Both have a cosy shelter and fire pit which make them suitable for all weathers. Activities are varied and led by the weather, the mood of the group and the time of year.

When you sign up to the sessions you'll be given a timetable of what activities you'll be doing each week. No experience is necessary and you don't need to bring anything for land based sessions, just dress appropriately for the weather.

If the session includes water sports (for example: paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking or similar) then it's advisable to wear the kind of clothing that dries quickly (gym wear or shorts and a t-shirt). Please also bring a towel and a change of clothing just in case.

How to apply

You may have been given this link by your GP; if not we would encourage you to notify them that you wish to participate. Please register your interest on the form below. Your referral will then be assessed by a member of the team, who will contact you in due course.

Register your interest

The programme is for 14 to 17 year olds

For example: allergies or required medication

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