As the evenings become lighter, and the days grow longer, the clients of Stonepillow have a spring in their step. Throughout March, Stonepillow’s clients have been taking advantage of the bespoke program of multi-activities on offer to them at the Cobnor Activities Centre Trust; an independent charity based in Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Since receiving funding from Sussex Health and Care Partnership, Stonepillow have been working with the dedicated team of professional staff at the Centre who specialise in providing training and development in a range of activities and courses including sailing, raft building and kayaking, climbing, orienteering and archery - as well as many other challenging and imaginative outdoor and environmental activities.
All activities are designed to help those struggling with mental health challenges, and will promote self-belief, resilience, teamwork, and communication.
Stonepillow decided to run the activities program again this year due to the great success of the first programme in October & November last year when clients had a wonderful time and gained a lot from the experience.
Significant increases were reported in levels of confidence, feelings of usefulness, optimism about the future and the ability to make decisions. Here is what Stonepillow clients had to say:
“It was amazing! Great team bonding, confidence building and very enjoyable.”
“I would definitely go again; I learnt lots about myself and my peers.”
Stonepillow is extremely thankful to Cobnor Activities Centre Trust, and Sussex Health and Care Partnership, for their support to enable such an enjoyable and inspiring program to benefit the health and wellbeing of their clients.