Innovative male mental health bushcraft sessions coming to Crewe

Continuing its commitment to male mental health, Crewe Town Council is pleased to announce that it is partnering with wilderness therapy organisation the Wilderness Tribe to deliver innovative nature-based mental health support within the town.

Male mental health was recognised as an area of need in the “Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan” report and this project will be the second commissioned by the Town Council to address this health and wellbeing area.

The “Bushcraft and Brews” sessions will use bushcraft and nature as a way of building emotional intelligence, self-esteem and a sense of community. Through the setting in nature and proven therapeutic approaches, the activities aim to tackle mental health issues, social isolation and burnout.

Attendees will learn basic fire-making, how to use tools, building a shelter and campfire cooking in a friendly and supportive woodland environment with qualified practitioners.

How can Crewe residents access the support?

From 3rd August:

  • The first Thursday of every month
  • 10am – 12.30
  • Apollo Wood, Buckingham Health Sciences Campus, Crewe Green Road, CW1 5DU

Places can be booked here:

Mayor of Crewe, Councillor Dennis Straine-Francis, commented:

“I’m delighted to hear about these new “Bushcraft and Brews” sessions which offer support in such an original way. Hopefully, attendees will enjoy learning new skills at the same time as building self-esteem in an outdoor space.”

Chair of the Community Plan Committee, Councillor Dawn Clark, commented:

“I am pleased that we are able to work with Wilderness Tribe to deliver their Bushcraft Sessions in Crewe. It is well known that men can have difficulties in opening up about their mental health and this innovative approach is known to have positive outcomes.”

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