Wild wellbeing sessions boost skills and employment
A series of outdoor sessions designed to provide people with opportunities to gain new skills and to boost wellbeing are available for those living in South Staffordshire.
Building Better Opportunities Stafford and South Staffordshire, which is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund, has been delivering their conservation project from its partner base at the stunning Carney Pools near Stafford.
The project focuses on key groups in Stafford and South Staffordshire who typically find they have multiple barriers to overcome when finding suitable employment, such as people over 50, lone parents, or those who experiencing mental ill-health. The project tackles barriers that prevent these groups of people from accessing support with opportunities for education and training, improved health and wellbeing services, better financial help and new programmes to build people’s confidence.
During the course participants are able to take part in various activities outdoors including walks, practical conservation, bush craft, woodcrafts, and planting. The conservation course is delivered over eight-weeks to allow participants time to gain confidence, develop new skills and knowledge, and socialise with others in the group.
Maddy (pictured), aged 20, has previously struggled with her confidence and mental health has recently completed the Conservation course. Maddy commented: “It’s been an amazing experience. Louise and Emily have helped to build my confidence. The whole experience has been positive.”
To find out more about Building Better Opportunities Stafford & Staffordshire and to see if you’re eligible for the programme visit www.bbostaffs.org or call 01902 696 228.