Getting Out to Get On
Hakeford Woods and WayMakers are jointly running a six-week programme of forest school activities and coaching support for young autistic adults, and those experiencing anxiety during the winter months.
Sessions will be weekly on Mondays at Hakeford Woods, a wild woodland site near Goodleigh, and are largely participant-led.
A variety of activities will be offered, according to the strengths, needs and interests of the participants; these will complement a programme that provides a therapeutic backdrop, social connectivity with peers, and access to an autism specialist coach.
Examples of activities are:
- Green woodwork and construction
- Woodland management and maintenance
- Gardening, horticulture and permaculture
- Nature and wildlife based activities
- Crafting activities
- Campfire cooking
- Primitive skills
Central to the programme is the opportunity to socialise, participate in shared activities, and enjoy the woodland environment. Coaching support will also be offered to provide a sounding board for thoughts about current circumstances, goals and choices relating to next steps. Further 1-to-1 support may be available by arrangement with WayMakers.
While minimum numbers are needed in order for the programme to run, numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 in order for us to be able to attend to individual needs as appropriate.
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£15 – half day, 10am – 12.30pm
£25 – full day, 10am – 2.30pm
Full day includes lunch.