The Hawthorn Project is a women’s project based at Tortworth Forest Centre. They invite women who struggle with their mental health to join them for their weekly woodland sessions, to build confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing.
The project is the first of its kind, run by women for women. It started as a project for women in recovery from substance abuse to offer women the opportunity to step outside of their day-to-day lives and spend some time in a safe space learning new skills, creating positive social connections and a break from focusing on their addiction. It is now open to any woman who may benefit from it, especially women who wouldn’t normally access a place or activities like this.
Throughout the programme participants will develop skills and confidence that will support their wellbeing and improve self-esteem. The programme is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, is completely free to participants and is currently accepting new applications for the term starting 7 September 2022.
Please visit https://www.thehawthornproject.org/ to find out more, download an information pack and find an application form.