WELLIES is an award-winning programme of therapeutic learning activities using animals, plants and the countryside.
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Participants take part in a range of activities with the aim of building confidence and self -esteem, gently stretching and challenging, trying new things, making new friends, eating seasonal food prepared from scratch, challenging stereotype and thinking about what helps them to feel well.
At the beginning of the programme, participants set some goals and targets and have their own Learner Record to reflect on progress, record the range of activities they’ve taken part in and remind them of their journey towards recovery.
Some of the activities included are fishing, floristry, cookery, sausage making, mini digger driving, growing fruit, salad and vegetables, willow work, dog walking, making things with wood, bonfires, conservation activities, farm walks, looking after chickens, collecting eggs.