Woodland Wellbeing pilot

Woodland Wellbeing Pilot

The Paediatric Complex Symptoms Service, or Function First as it’s better known, at the Alex, is running some pilot Woodland Wellbeing sessions, funded by Rockinghorse, for young people who experience chronic pain or persistent physical symptoms which normally stop them from taking part in everyday activities.

These sessions are aimed at helping to build wellbeing, focus on ways to help children better manage their symptoms and give them a fun day out that helps build their confidence. They are also a great way for young people to meet others living with similar conditions, helping to reduce their sense of isolation and difference.

The sessions will take place at the wilderness site in Stanmer Park in Brighton and will involve playing games, building dens and learning how to light fires using steels – all surrounded by and involving nature.

Thanks to Little Lives for funding this project.

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