FREE Wellbeing Support For The Young LGBTQ+ Community
We know how tough it can be, and Covid-19 has made it even worse. The Wild Mind Project is offering a safe, confidential space in nature for you to share your feelings with like-minded young people who are struggling just like you.
Nature can help, it really can, and creative activities give you the chance to express yourself without judgment. Most importantly, you will meet a group of new friends, who support each other after the programme has finished.
A typical session might include a walk in nature, conservation work or gardening for the first hour. We then do a creative activity such as painting, felting, whittling or cooking on an open fire, and we talk. You can share your thoughts and experiences or you can just listen.
New - Music Therapy in Nature
The Wild Mind Project, in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust, are offering a unique combination of nature based activities including music therapy and creative activities. The programme will run in Twickenham in September.
“Ever since my childhood, I have been unfortunately plagued by a numerous amount of issues regarding my mental health. I was struggling to wake up in the morning, struggling to speak to people around me, and to even find a purpose in anything at all. Being transgender in this day, still comes with unfortunate discriminations. This negatively impacts my mental health. In January, 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 likeminded 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 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 beyond those lines”, a young person who attended our programme.
Available for young people aged 16 to 25. The programme includes four weekly 2-hour sessions.
Dates: Sunday 10th July to Sunday 31st July 2022, from 10.30am to 12.30pm – sorry, this is now fully booked.
Location: Centre for Ecotherapy, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9PZ (78 bus).
NEW – includes Music Therapy. Available for young people aged 16 to 25. The programme includes five weekly 2-hour sessions.
Dates: Sunday 11th Sept to Sunday 9th Oct 2022, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Location: Marble Hill Park and Heatham House, Twickenham
The Wild Mind Project is very grateful to B&H Legacy Fund for Children & Young People, the Munday Family Fund, and the Kim Addison Fund at Sussex Community Foundation, The Co-op and Hampton Fund for providing funding for the programmes. Thank you also to the Charity English Heritage for their support.
Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the
hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” Barbara Gittings