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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Dog walks, drawing, listening to the birds sing, reading, sowing seeds to grow vegetables, sitting in the garden, listening to music.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. These are just a few of the ways we’re being kind to ourselves and looking after our mental health.

What works for you?

charity head shave

Rachel’s charity head shave for Mind

Here we go… I’m going to shave my head to raise funds for Mind *nervously bites nails*

Fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week

This week (18-24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now more than ever, people with mental health problems need support. And now more than ever, charities need our support.

As I can’t have a hair cut, I’ve made a donation to kick start my fundraising. If you can spare a pound or two I’d really appreciate it. Thank you!

Just a few days to go ’til all my hair goes! Photos to follow.
Thanks for your support, Rachel πŸ™‚πŸ‘

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachel-head-shave

RB Cakes

Cake tasting – it’s a hard job today! πŸ˜‰

We like to go the extra mile for our customers. Today’s was a hard job, eating cake! πŸŽ‚ πŸ˜‰

RB CakesWe ordered this brilliant bushcraft themed cake from new business RB Cakes, run by friend of Bushcraft Adventures Rachel Blunt.

I can confirm it is absolutely delicious, and that yes, I did have two pieces with my cup of tea! (and maybe a bit before dinner too!) πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

Full blog review to follow soon. We look forward to seeing how we can support RB Cakes and bring these delicious cakes to our customers in the future, Rachel

Doodle a day in May ✏ 🎨

doodle a day MayHere’s our list of doodle themes for May, thanks everyone for your suggestions on our social media – they will keep Steph occupied! πŸ‘

If you want to join in, post your pics in the comments.

Give it a go, it’s great for mindfulness to switch off for a while.

Today’s theme is… your favourite flower 🌸

 

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Axe throwing gift voucher

Looking for an alternative gift for a loved one? Or a gift to yourself for when we’re out of lockdown? An axe throwing gift voucher is guaranteed to get a big thumbs up!

Bridgend bushcraft basecamp

Autism friendly bushcraft & archery sessions in Bridgend

Come & join us for some bushcraft & archery fun in Bridgend with our autism friendly events.

We have experience working with children and adults on the autistic spectrum through our work with schools and community groups. We’d like to make our sessions more accessible. So we’re trialling some autism friendly bushcraft & archery events, which you can book on to individually. And we’ll make them a regular event if there’s interest and demand for them.

Events are 1.5 hours and tickets are Β£15. You can buy tickets on Eventbrite here:

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Additional information about autism-friendly sessions

Who can come to autism-friendly sessions?
These sessions are for anyone on the autistic spectrum who would prefer this session.
You do not need a diagnosis.
Sessions are for children aged 7+ and adults.
You are welcome to book tickets for siblings who are not on the autistic spectrum.

Can parents / carers / support workers come along?
Yes, we would encourage you to come along.
Children aged under 18 must have a parent / adult supervising them.
1 adult to supervise up to 3 children please.
Your role is to offer support rather than being there to participate. Tickets are charged for one participant and one person to accompany them (included free of charge)

What makes it an autism-friendly session?
Activities are carried out by instructors who have completed autism-awareness training.
Sessions are more structured and we keep noise to a minimum.
There will be space available within the woodland as β€œquiet areas” for anyone needing some time out during the session – no one is pressured to take part.

What is the environment like where activities take place?
Activities take place in a private woodland in Bridgend (near Laleston)
It is quiet and not open to the general public.
We have a roundhouse shelter area to sit in, which will have a campfire.

Who can I contact for more information or with feedback?
If you have any questions or feedback about the information on this page or our sessions, please call or text Rachel on 07716 462 983 or email rachel@bushcraftadventures.co.uk