It is time to explore nature in the lives of children and young people as a valuable tool to promote well-being, reduce stress and build resilience. Through a combination of relationships and the therapeutic benefits of nature adults can make a huge difference to children including the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
We regret that we have not been able to organise an event in WA.
If you or your organisation are interested in organising an event with Terri and Daniel in WA or elsewhere please contact Niki asap.
The Nature Nurture project aims to build the child’s resilience, providing an intervention that is sustainable and that combats the effects of trauma, neglect and anxiety. Our aim is to help vulnerable children develop the fortitude they need to face and overcome the hardships of their lives and to give them the personal strength and motivation to make healthy lifestyle choices when they are older. By giving vulnerable children a programme of outdoor experiences in natural environments we have found that the seeds of resilience are sown and grow quickly and strongly. Through training and ongoing support in the approach, partner organisations have shown that they can make the development sustainable and hopefully help to break the cycles of vulnerability that have existed in families for generation after generation.
The Nature Nurture Project was the first early intervention programme in the United Kingdom to tackle vulnerability and promote resilience by combining free-play and nurturing interactions in natural environments. Our specific approach defines resilience as - ‘the mental, emotional and physical fortitude to recover from adversity and realise potential’ We recognise the development of resilience as a primary factor in tackling vulnerability and in building positive foundations for a prosperous and meaningful adult life in which individuals are given the best means to reach their potential. ‘ He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how’Friedrich Nietzche
Nature Nurture works in partnership with various referring agencies including social work, education and health and also places value on developing and promoting close working relationships with carers, parents and other family members.