Our sessions are focused on education professionals, teachers and headteachers, NQTs and support staff, working across early years to primary to secondary, FE and adult education. We can host teams of up to 30 people. Our Leek woods are accessible for wheelchair users.
Our sessions are an opportunity to spend a day with colleagues, resetting and relaxing in the woods. We offer activities including:
Environmental art and crafts
Campfire cooking and foraging
Mindfulness in nature
Hot and cold drinks, lunch and snacks provided
Our delightful retreats are based in Pickwood Woods (Leek) and Gnat Hole Farm (Glossop).
Our events/sessions are competitively priced. Our rates include materials, tools, and lunch. Subsidies available for block bookings.
Full day (5 hrs) £50pp
Half day (2hrs) £30pp
Contact us to discuss availability
At Inside Out we understand the importance of our physical and emotional health. When we have good levels of wellbeing, we feel that life is in balance and that we can generally cope well. We feel motivated and engaged, we're resilient and able to deal effectively with daily troubles, as well as "bounce back" from life's challenges.
Our Woodland Wellbeing Days focus on the mental health of educational practitioners through outdoor mindfulness in nature that fosters positive appraisals, recognition, and the development of a sense of belonging.
Positive staff wellbeing is an essential part of cultivating a mentally healthy school. Staff demonstrate greater motivation, higher levels of performance and job satisfaction, reduced absence and an increase in productivity and staff engagement.
75% of all education staff have faced physical or mental health issues in the last two years because of their work and 53% have considered leaving as a result.
Almost one in five (19%) said they had experienced panic attacks.
Over half (56%) had suffered from insomnia and difficulties sleeping.
Over a third (41%) had experienced difficulty concentrating.
Inside Out Woodland Wellbeing Days present an opportunity to play a central role in strengthening the mental wellbeing of your workforce, with the benefits of better sleep and greater relaxation, improving physical and social wellbeing. Bespoke packages are available on request.