Getting through the Lockdown Blues
As you navigate your way through the pandemic, does your team need a break? Time to reflect, regroup?
In a space where you can be yourselves, feel safe and have meaningful conversations? And be in a beautiful natural space, full of weather, wildlife and fabulous trees?
Then what are you waiting for...?
Team Days at Young Wood
Healthy teams need time together to create and maintain their bonds, hone their purpose and collaborate on real tasks. Being in a wild, woodland setting with skilled facilitators can provide the space for different perspectives and views to emerge, away from everyday pressures. Our approach is about connecting people with themselves and others through simply being in nature - we make the most of the natural environment as either the main stimulus or the backdrop for a session.
“It was a great away day, and I was struck by the incredible sense of peace and relaxation that I found while we sat around the fire in the woods” (Health Worker)
"There is nothing running around my head now! Great not thinking about work" (Housing Worker)
"It's been so good for morale, for the whole team" (Support Worker)
The diverse mix of skills amongst our team encompasses group facilitation, bushcraft, natural systems, ecology and nature conservation, project development and strategy, participatory process, community development, rural arts, green woodworking, organisational development and wild food foraging.
As each session is tailored, costings vary depending on activities, preparation time and follow-up; we aim to work within your available budget.
To give you an idea, a 9.30-3pm day with three of our staff and us cooking lunch for ten people will cost from £689.
For all sessions we have two staff-three present on site for safety, as the location is remote and to mantain our covidsafe policy. We can provide food in a Covidsafe way or you can bring your own.
Contact us to explore the options further:
Jenny Archard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin Saunders - email@example.com
What we Offer
A session can be as low-key as a half-day team reflection workshop, or as challenging as an overnight wild camp experience - or somewhere in between. Some teams need a simple session around the fire to relax with some greenwood whittling, whilst others need a more focused activity to help unpick difficulties or build new ways of working together. The activities will reflect the needs of the group and the best process for getting to a desired end result. They could include:
Thanks so much for today, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it - and they got a lot out of being together again.
Thank you for hosting our meeting yesterday, everyone had such a lovely time. We would like to book in another team day!