Wellbeing in the Woods

Sustainable Life are pleased to announce our new community project: Wellbeing in the Woods funded by the National Lottery Awards for All fund.

About the Project

Wellbeing in the woods will provide a range of 30 bushcrafting sessions throughout the year in Stirchley and key selected surrounding areas. Working with local public spaces, rangers, park friends and other local community projects, participants will be referred to our services if they meet the following criteria:

  • Currently residing in Stirchley (or meets our other location criteria) in an area affected by HMOs.
  • OR Currently living in a HMO (Higher multiple occupancy house)
  • OR Currently living in a half way house
  • OR currently living in temporary/emergency accomodation

This projects aims to:

  • Build stronger relationships between long term and short term residents
  • Create stronger community cohesion
  • Create a platform of understanding
  • Improve social interactions between residents
  • Provide real skills and improve knowledge of the local area and green spaces
  • Provide a sense of achievement through real bushcraft skills
  • Improve the care and local knowledge of local green spaces
  • Reduce social isolation
  • Create a peer to peer support network

What we will do

Our bushcraft sessions can vary quite a bit with a range of skills and activities to learn/enjoy. Sessions can include how to build a fire, how to create sparks, how to identify plants, how to carve spoons, how to cook outdoors and more. Sessions are lead by two qualified practitioners, but the participants are key to shaping the session content and we will adapt sessions to suit their needs.

How can I get involved?

If you want to help us to run a special session, as a local business or community project please get in touch with us directly via phone (alan: 07813 301 437)

If you wish to join in the activities or would like to refer someone and you aren’t sure yet if you/they qualify please get in touch via our contact page.

As the year draws to an end check out what we were up to in the woods…