Outdoors 4 All Together CIC

Working with Nature towards a Brighter Future

 

Who We Are

Working in The Ribble Valley and surrounding areas of Lancashire and Yorkshire, 'Outdoors 4 All Together CIC' exists to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages and capabilities through contact with nature.

Aims 
·         To develop character and personal skills in order to improve a wide range of outcomes for service users 
·         To provide education and training that utilises and promotes the natural world 
·         To promote traditional woodland and environmental crafts

 

Meet the team;

Joanne, Steve, Anna, Dawn, Val

The team bring together a wide range of relevant skills and experience in an outdoor environment including Forest School Leadership, Teaching (both mainstream and SEN), Mental Health & Wellbeing, Occupational Health and Therapeutic Horticulture. In addition, we are all passionate advocates for the benefits of nature in an increasingly stressful world.

 

Professional Profiles

Anna Whittingham-Topliss (Director):
Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning: L3 Diploma; HLTA: Nurture focus trained, specialist in SEN, SEMH, dyslexia, PMLD, MLD, SLD, Solihull Approach trained; Forest School Programme Leadership: L3; Trained and experienced in: outdoor first aid, food hygiene, self-harm and mental health awareness; Scout Association: volunteer at local, District & County Levels (15 years experience) and member of East Lancashire Scouts Inclusion Team; trained and experienced in: support, management, recruitment and training of volunteers; NLP Practitioner; Mindfulness Practitioner; Mental Health 1st Aider; CPD short course: exercise & mental health, challenging ideas in mental health, play, learning & the brain.

 

Joanne Collinge (Director):
BSc (Hons) Environmental Management; Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (Geography/ EYFS); Level 3 Forest School Leadership; Outdoor First Aid, Level 1&2; Safeguarding & Child Protection.

 

Dawn Robinson (Director):
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy; Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care with holistic therapies; Diploma, Advanced Sport and also Holistic Therapy; Equine Assisted Therapy practitioner; Lead Occupational Therapist and (Recovery and Mental Health) with an extensive clinical background in working with adults coping with learning disabilities, mental illness, Personality Disorder, Autism and challenging behaviours.  Has worked with sex-offenders and also with dementia patients.

 

Steve Tomlinson (Director):
HND Agriculture; Business experience in Management and Sales (agriculture and telecoms); Level 3 Forest School Programme Leader; trained and experienced in Outdoor First Aid, food hygiene, self-harm and mental health awareness; Scout Leader, District Commissioner, various Executive Committee roles (25 years experience): trained and experienced in support, management, recruitment and training of volunteers; passionate advocate of the outdoors including fishing, walking, camping and bushcraft.

 

Val Murray (Director):
BA Hons. Amenity Horticulture (landscape design and management); Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (Design Technology and Horticulture); Lead Teacher - pupil mental health and wellbeing (SEMH setting); Professional Development Diploma, Social and Therapeutic Horticulture; Friends Resilience (wellbeing) Programme facilitator. Experienced in garden design and build with work featured in national lifestyle magazines and at the Chelsea Flower Show. A former Metropolitan Police Officer with nearly ten years service, mostly in the CID.

 

Activities

Forest School 

Wellbeing programme – incorporating  stress  reduction and attention restoration techniques. 

Friends Resilience Programme - endorsed by the World Health Organisation.

Positive Mental Health programme 

Living Well Workshops 

Bushcraft 

Foraging 

Country Walks 

Fresh Air Faith 

Therapeutic Art 

Nature conservation 

Meditation 

Forest Bathing 

Therapeutic Horticulture

All sessions cater to individual needs and abilities

 

News & Views

Latest Stories

 
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Campfire & Conversation - Virtually Anywhere

Due to the recent restrictions, we have moved Campfire & Conversation online.  You can still stare at the fire and interact via the comments section but we are running a live stream via our delivery partners facebook page ( Outdoors 4 All ) every Wednesday Morning from 9.30 - 10.30 am.  Be sure to drop by, if you have access to facebook and say hello :) Stay safe everybody :)  Keep your eyes peeled for further online sessions including Campfire & Conversation via Zoom.

On Hold due to Covid - 19

We have currently suspended this meetup... we will announce when we are heading back into the woods once restrictions are lifted

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Working Towards being dementia friendly

This week Anna & Steve, along with some other members of our team, took part in Dementia Awareness training.  It was a great insight and we are looking forward to moving forward with this and being mindful in future projects.

 
 

Campfire & Conversation in Great Harwood

26th February 2020

A free, weekly, drop in session for adults, held at Bowley Scout Camp in Great Harwood


Contact Outdoors 4 All Together CIC

07814 464872

 

07814 464872

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