Nuture young people's health and happiness

Autumn is often a time for new beginnings and transition for young people.

Gone are the long, leisurely days of the warm summer. Instead, they are faced with the busy hustle of school schedules, with less sunlight and colder weather around the corner.

There are many changes that affect young people at this time of year. Going to a new school or college, or starting a new academic year.

So, at this exciting but challenging time of year, we're shining a spotlight on young people's mental health and wellbeing.

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Supporting young people's mental wellbeing

We're an educational charity focused on removing limitations, whether real or perceived, in young people.

Through our funding and work with schools, we help pupils to become strong, resilient and curious. With this in their armour, they are ready for the challenges of life.

Find out about our programmes

At Outward Bound, we naturally support mental health and wellbeing in two ways:

Our classroom is the wilderness:
the perfect backdrop for pupils to connect with nature and be active outdoors, which both naturally relieve stress and anxiety.

We push outside the comfort zone: to develop powerful skills like self-confidence and resilience to help cope better with change and stressful situations.

Connecting to nature

Free report: Young people's mental health and wellbeing: connecting to nature

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Pupil mental health and wellbeing

Free webinar: What can we do to address the decline in pupil mental health and wellbeing?

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"Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."
World Health Organisation