Branching out

Woodland Wellbeing sessions for adults who have a neurodiverse diagnosis (or are exploring a diagnosis) including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Tourette’s Syndrome, ASD/ASC and Dyscalculia

WhenWednesdays 1pm – 3pm
WhereWyken Croft Nature Park, meet at main gate on Wyken Croft, Coventry CV2 3AE (opposite Blackberry Lane)
WithKerry from The Starfish Collaborative
WhatCreative wellbeing sessions in the woods including woodland photography, creative bird feeders, planting bulbs for spring, recording nature sounds, willow weaving, nature clay gift making

Branching Out is a series of workshops open to all adults who have a neurodiverse diagnosis (or are exploring a diagnosis).

Access – The sessions are free, specifically designed to be accessible and welcoming, providing physical and mental space for every group member to take things at their own pace and attend the sessions on their own terms.

SupportWe want to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and cared for when you come to the sessions. In order for us to achieve this care we need to know about your needs so we actively encourage you to let us know any health conditions/disabilities/access needs you have.

Prior to attending sessions Kerry will chat with you to explore any specific needs you may have in relation to the sessions (including spatial, sensory, social, physical and mental) so you can feel safe and your needs are understood.

Activity – Workshop sessions are an opportunity for you to explore a variety of creative approaches whilst also discovering how your physical and mental health can be enhanced through connecting with nature, creativity and other neurodivergent people in your community.

Timetable

There is a Taster Session on Wednesday 6th October at 1pm  if you would like to come along and then there are 8 further sessions that we’re running on Wednesdays at the Nature Park from 1pm – 3pm throughout October, November and December.

We understand that there may be some of the sessions you can’t make so please let us know about these when you chat with us.

Wednesday 6th October Taster Session – come along and visit the Nature Park, have a drink and a biscuit and find out more about Branching Out
Wednesday 13th October  Woodland Photography
Wednesday 20th October  Creative Bird Houses
Wednesday 3rd  November  Planting for the future
Wednesday 10th November  Woodland sound recording
Wednesday 17th November  Willow Weaving
Wednesday 24th November  Nature Clay gifts
Wednesday 1st  December  Fallow time and Rest
Wednesday 8th  December  Creative Affirmations

To book or for more information please contact Kerry on 07907 823125

or kerry@thestarfishcollaborative.co.uk


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will each session be? Sessions last 2 hours.

How many people will be in a session with me? We are keeping the groups small with a maximum of 10 people per session.

What if the weather is wet? We have event shelters at the ready if the weather is wet so don’t let that stop you coming!

Are there any toilets? Unfortunately there is no toilet at the Nature Park.

What do I need to do to prepare? Just bring yourself, wear shoes that keep your feet dry, warm clothes including a coat. We will provide all of the resources and equipment you need for the sessions

Is there somewhere I will be able to sit? We have chairs at the sessions and hammocks if you want to relax!

I have a disability/health condition/access needs which may prevent me from attending, is additional access support available? 

Yes, as mentioned above under Support – We want to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and cared for when you come to the sessions. In order for us to achieve this care we need to know about your needs so we actively encourage you to let us know any health conditions/disabilities/access needs you have.

Prior to attending sessions Kerry will chat with you to explore any specific needs you may have in relation to the sessions (including spatial, sensory, social, physical and mental) so you can feel safe and your needs are understood.

How will I get there? There is local parking if you are driving, and also a bus route. We can help you with planning your journey.

Can you pay for my travel? Unfortunately we can’t cover any travel costs.

Where do we meet? We will meet at the main gate on Wyken Croft (opposite Blackberry Lane)

I may feel nervous and like someone I know to come with me is that ok? Yes if you would like someone you know to come with you to support you then they are welcome to come, please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with you.

Can I bring my children or my dog? Unfortunately, we can’t have any children or pets at the sessions for health & safety reasons. If you require the support of a trained assistance animal – please let us know. 

Will I need to bring food? The session time is 1 – 3 and there will be free hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fruit if you do get hungry, but if you need to eat other food during this time please bring it with you.