Reaching Out

We were thrilled to be awarded £5,000 from the Scotts of Thrapston Fund (through Northamptonshire Community Foundation) to work on a wellbeing project among young people in the rural and farming communities of Northamptonshire.

We’re working in partnership with the Farming Community Network (FCN) and our aims are to promote positive mental wellbeing, raise awareness of mental health issues, and reduce social isolation.

We want to achieve this by offering team-building activity-based events, awareness training workshops, activities for young rural families, and encouraging more young people to join their local Young Farmers’ Club. Young Farmers offers a great social life as well as the chance to take part in a wide a variety of competitions,¬†learn new skills, have fun and make new friends.

A Club Officer Activity Day was the first of our Reaching Out events – attendees had a fantastic day at Adventure Ways taking part in a number of team-building activities, hearing an informative presentation by Sam Conway of FCN, and taking away information to help them in their Club roles.

We will be planting trees in November as part of the #IWill4Nature campaign promoted by the Woodland Trust and the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. The tree planting campaign will improve the environment for people to spend time in whilst the physical activity and group work of the planting itself is good for health and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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