Two smiling people wearing spelunking hard hats venture into an underground tunnel.

Stepping outside to help the mind in Bolton

WAVE Adventure were awarded £49,910 by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery North West.

This two-year project will work with adults living in Bolton, who are experiencing long-term and enduring mental health issues. The project will reduce social isolation and empower and motivate the participants by giving them control and responsibility for a programme of predominantly outdoor sports and recreational activities of their choice. The activities will be led by the participants supported by expert practitioners who will ensure the activities, such as walking, team games, first aid training, leisure visits, rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing are well planned and safe. Those participants wishing to develop stronger leadership roles will be supported and encouraged to access relevant training.

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