If you have an interest in supporting people living with dementia to access nature and the outdoors, we are offering free online information sessions for staff, volunteers and organisations.

It is essential that you have completed the first module in our Dementia Skills Session training programme, ‘Thinking Differently About Dementia‘, providing you with the foundation knowledge you need to get the most out of your Time in Nature session.

As parks, gardens, farms and other outdoor spaces begin to reopen and we emerge into a ‘new normal’, this session will help you start thinking about planning a nature-based programme or get ideas on how to adapt and develop your existing activities during this time of social distancing.

Research shows that connecting with nature or getting outdoors improves health and wellbeing and can slow the decline in dementia. At this current time we are being told that people with dementia are feeling more isolated than ever, with the closure of their usual clubs, activities and outdoor experiences. This session will help you start thinking about what is needed to set up nature-based supported experiences, that can improve the wellbeing of all involved.

In each 1.5 hour session we cover:

  • Why now, more than ever, connection to nature and the outdoors is essential.
  • The health and wellbeing benefits of connecting with nature for people with dementia and family members.
  • How to reach people in your community.
  • How to make your environment more inclusive.
  • Resources to support your knowledge on nature connection and outdoor experiences.

You will have the opportunity to ask our experienced trainers individual questions while joining with other people in a similar situation.

Time in Nature Dementia Skills Sessions are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Book your session below. Due to high demand we have a limit of 2 or 3 spaces per project/organisation.

Who should attend?

This session is appropriate for any individual looking to support people with dementia to get outdoors including staff and volunteers at green space organisations, care farms, care homes, carer groups and other organisations providing support. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Other free sessions COMING SOON in the Dementia Skills Programme include:

  • Managing Risk: Let Adventures Happen
  • Mood & Motivation: Getting Out & About

If this session inspires you to take the next steps in planning your outdoor programme, consider including Dementia Adventure in your planning and funding applications. We can provide you with tailored training and support for the staff and volunteers in your setting/organisation. Please contact kath@dementiaadventure.co.uk for further information.

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In partnership with Rutland County Council, Rutland Admiral Nurse Service and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust we are helping people living with dementia and their family members to share time together in the beautiful Rutland Water Nature Reserve and enjoy nature and the outdoors.

We facilitated bringing the partner organisations together, provided dementia awareness training for staff and volunteers, support to build confidence in communicating with people living with dementia and guidance on using the nature reserve to provide outdoor opportunities.

Time in Nature Sessions

Book your free place at a Time in Nature Session by selecting one of the events below and clicking on the ‘More Information’ button.

Dementia Skills Session: Time in Nature – Online

Tuesday, 11 August 2020
10.00am – 11.30am BST

Dementia Skills Session: Time in Nature – Online

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
10.00am – 11.30pm BST

Dementia Skills Session: Time in Nature – Online

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
10.00am – 11.30am BST

More Dates Coming Soon…

To register your interest, please complete the form below.

To learn more about Time in Nature please contact the training team on 01245 237548 or use the contact form.

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