What We Do at Wellies On

How it works

Nurture Wellbeing

We recognise the importance of connecting with the natural world in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. Co-farmers can increase their wellbeing through participation in the real and meaningful tasks involved in the everyday running of the farm.

Sow the seeds of resilience (coping skills)

We recognise that life presents many challenges and that sometimes our ability to cope is stretched. We provide a supportive environment for co-farmers to explore their own sense of identity and self-belief through one to one and small group activities. Positive risk taking is supported in a real working environment full of challenges, surprises and learning opportunities associated within this safe and stimulating care farm.

Plough the way forward 

We passionately believe that everybody, regardless of their starting point, should be given the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to move forward in a positive direction. Co-farmers are supported to physically and emotionally develop a relationship with the land, the people and the work. This experience and the skills acquired can be taken forward into their lives beyond the Wellies-On family.

The potential for therapeutic value is endless but may include:-

  • Enhancing self-esteem
  • Transferable skills
  • Improved self confidence
  • Emotional resilience
  • Motivation
  • Task satisfaction
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Improved social skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Work Ethic
  • Fun
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Promoting independence