Our 3 Branch model
Since 2004, Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC has been co-developing and offering highly beneficial nature-centred learning and therapeutic experiences for young people, adults and families in Sussex, along with innovative continuing professional development for the health, wellbeing and teaching professionals who are supporting them.
Our ‘3 branch’ nature therapeutic model is based on current research and includes:
1. Bringing people together for social bonding
2. Taking place in natural environments - often a woodland
3. Providing meaningful activities.
Our programmes draw on the woodland as a resource for health and wellbeing (e.g The Woodland Project) and deliver the national curriculum, accredited professional development and nature learning. We have a long-term partnership with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in East Sussex (since 2009) delivering funded nature intervention programmes for teenagers and families.
Please contact us directly to receive our Green Tonic Package and Report.
We are now offering schools, referred young people and families, adults and other vulnerable groups within society our ‘Green Tonic’ Nature-based therapeutic intervention.
We also provide bespoke professional training opportunities.
We are an award winning and influencial social enterprise, most recently recognised with a Sussex Partnership Positive Practice Award (2015), a SPARK Environmental Achievement Award (2016) highly recommended status at the National Innovation in Child, Adolescent and Young People's Mental Health Awards. In April 2017 we won the ITV People's Project competition (Family Disabilty and Mental Health Project) on the basis of public support and a popular vote.
Consistent with the Department of Health’s VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund’s focus, Circle of Life of Rediscovery is committed to improving equality and reducing health inequalities. Socioeconomic inequality in mental wellbeing has been shown to be 40% narrower among those who report good access to green/recreational areas, compared with those with poorer access (Evidence Statement DEFRA 2017).