Outdoors 1:1 Support

An alternative provision project, suited to young people who struggle to access mainstream education.

"The team at WAM are dedicated to ensuring that every young person they work with will reach their full potential and they achieve that in a calm and professional environment.  I always come away from a visit (woods or building) energised by the enthusiasm they generate."

Anti Social Behaviour Worker at Tewkesbury Borough Council, Kym Harrison

WAM Outdoors 1:1 Support is an alternative provision project, suited to Young People who struggle to access mainstream education.  Offering the chance to work towards the AQA Unit Award Scheme it suits students who have an interest in the outdoors and who benefit from a mentoring style approach to education. It aims to build confidence, develop resilience and team work. Being outside and 1:1 we've been able to continue to provide our educational provision throughout the pandemic providing much needed consistency for the young people we support.

Depending on an individual's needs we can offer 1:1/2:1 with or without PA support.

Sessions can include butchery, axe and knife work, shelter building, fire, animal track traps, outdoor kitchen/cooking, wilderness living, woodland art, first aid, climbing, expedition skills and canoeing/paddleboarding. We also run overnight camps / hikes.

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Anti Social Behaviour Worker at Tewkesbury Borough Council, Kym Harrison describes what your young people will experience at WAM....

"I have worked closely with WAM for a number of years and have always found them to be a professional and dedicated organisation.   The work they do with both young people and volunteers is tireless and inspirational.   The relationships they build up with young people is long term and can be transformative they are truly committed and I have never known them give up on a young person. Their perseverance is admirable in a world where so often cases are closed due to “lack of engagement” or resources are withdrawn too soon and young people are left without a mentor or an advocate.

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At WAM they “maintain a deep sense of hope that transformation is always possible.” They provide young people with a safe space and the time to build healthy and trusted relationships.

I have seen some of the young people they have worked with grow, their confidence built and new skills given - this does not happen quickly but I have seen real evidence of change in some of the most challenging young people. Young people who may have faced constant rejection in the past.

The team at WAM are dedicated to ensuring that every young person they work with will reach their full potential and they achieve that in a calm and professional environment.  I always come away from a visit (woods or building) energised by the enthusiasm they generate."

2021/22 Availability and Costs:

We have some availability for 2021/2022 1:1 sessions. Please get in touch for up to date availability. Limited transport can be provided subject to additional cost and WAM staff availability.

Lunch is included as part of our outdoor cooking sessions. We have limited places available for 1:1 or 2:1 support in order to ensure that we can provide a calm and inclusive environment for each young person who attends. We do not provide one off 1:1 sessions and require at least a half term's commitment from the referring school/agency. Most of our young people stay with us for between 4-6 months and occasionally up to 2+ years.

  • 1:1 weekly sessions @£35 per hour*
  • 2:1 weekly sessions @£50 per hour*

*minimum session length of 2 hours and minimum booking of 6 weeks

To make an enquiry about availability please contact us on info@wamyouth.org.uk or call our office on 01242 603678.

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