15 December 2016
When nature calls
To celebrate the tenth birthday of
Whittucks Road rehabilitation unit for South Gloucestershire and
B&NES, staff and service users have been getting back to
The team battled the winter fog to spend a day at Westonbirt
Arboretum in Gloucestershire enjoying a variety of outdoor
activities as part of the Arboretum's Wellbeing Programme.
The programme is a free, six-session syllabus that leads to the
Award; an engagement initiative encouraging people from
all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild
Activities included cutting wood, learning how to start a fire
outside and boiling the kettle for a nice cup of tea, all with very
There was a real sense of team spirit, pride, and accomplishment
felt by all who completed the tasks.
Ellie Fisher, Team Manager said "We had a fabulous day - cold,
but it was really great."
This was seconded by one of the service users who said "It was
really just great!"
Well done to all involved.