Wild Minds

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Wild Minds is an 8 week course for young people with mild/moderate mental health challenges. Taking place in Milton Country Park, small groups learn bush craft, survival skills, yoga and mindfulness with experienced instructors.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • group activities are a great way to meet new people;
  • qualified instructors, youth workers and a clinical psychologist are on hand for anyone needing extra support;
  • getting outside and learning new skills is energising.

“Every session that I attended I always noticed a positive difference.”

What to expect

Wild Minds is for 12-17 year olds with mild/moderate mental health challenges. Groups are small and there are instructors, youth workers and a psychologist attending sessions to support people with the activities. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, but the sense of achievement from trying something new is huge!

The course takes place outdoors, but there are shelters and fire pits if the weather gets bad or the activity on that day requires it.

You should make sure to dress appropriately for spending time outdoors. Check the weather forecast so you won’t get too hot or too cold.

More information

For dates/times of sessions, visit the website.

Young people (or their parents/guardians) can self-refer for this free course. The easiest way to do this is to fill in the form on the website. Referrals can also be made via YOUnited by a GP or any professional working with children or young people.

Wild Minds has been developed by South Cambridgeshire District Council together with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust at Milton Country Park and is supported by a Clinical Psychologist.

Wild Minds is free and all equipment is provided.

How to contact

Where to go

Milton Country Park
Cambridge Road

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