School Workshops

.The Concept

The Concept

A package of talks, workshops and videos to enhance the mental well being and resilience of children and young people in schools.

The Package

A talk to the whole school by Kelda based around her personal journey and the challenges she’s overcome which explains how she’s used  mental resilience tools herself.  This talk creates a great starting point to then build on in the workshops, developing a level of trust, rapport and ‘buy in’ from the children involved.

5 workshops delivered to a small, hand picked group of pupils struggling with confidence, self esteem and/or self-worth.

Videos of the tools delivered in each workshop are also made available to parents of children to maximise the impact and learning from each session. This enables parents to understand and reinforce at home the mental resilience tools learnt in the workshops.

The 5 workshops are delivered in a fun and informal way, outside of the classroom environment. We aim to get outside (weather permitting) and include the use of two registered therapy dogs (unless any allergies prevent this) encouraging input and engagement from all the children and young people involved.

The workshops can also be delivered to staff either directly or through videos so consistency can be achieved throughout.

The workshops use the image of a table, with four legs supporting the top, to illustrate four tools which support an individual’s mental strength and well being. In each workshop we deliver a different table leg, helping the young people involved to manage their mental well being and build confidence and self-belief.

The sessions are fun and light hearted,  using stories to explain the various table legs.

The initial outdoor delivery is followed by a short walk within the school grounds (it can be as simple as walking around a play area or sports field) where the children are encouraged to chat about their thoughts on the table leg shared in that session.

The aim is that by the end of the 5 workshops each child has created a personal mental well-being tool box to help them grow in confidence and fulfil their potential both now and in the future.


Throughout 2021 these workshops will be fully funded for a restricted number of schools. Our initial aim is to evidence a need and that we’re achieving successful outcomes.

Moving forwards, if the workshops are achieving these objectives and meeting a required need, it’s likely our funding will continue. However, if schools were in a position to make a financial contribution, even if it’s just a small one, this would ensure the sustainability of the project.

This wouldn’t be a requirement.

The Schools

The Schools

We’re currently targeting two age groups; 15yrs and Under and 16yrs and Over, both in state and private schools.

For more information or to chat things through in more detail contact Kelda by clicking the contact button below.

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Our Programmes

The Climbing Out programmes help those taking part to accept what has happened to them and start to see a new way forwards in life. The 5 days and ongoing support have proved time and time again to act as a spring board to enable participants to start living life to the full post injury, illness or trauma.

All places are fully funded. 

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My trip with Climbing Out was absolutely brilliant. We were all pushed out of our comfort zones and achieved things we never thought we could. I gained confidence in myself that I didn't know I had, confidence to keep going and not give up. Seeing everyone come out of their shells and grow bolder as the week went on gave me such a good feeling, and I went home happy, exhausted, and desperately proud of everyone I was with.



I always used to do a lot of  hill walking, but since having cancer I thought my body had gone to waste – what I’ve realised this week is that my body is still the same as it was before the cancer and I can still do the things I used to do.



This week has changed my life, it has made me realise that I can do so much more than I thought I could.....from now on I’m going to start saying yes to life and I’m going to pursuit my dreams and enjoy life.



Before coming I was socially awkward and struggled making good friends. Since meeting the Climbing Out crew, I've met great new people who understand what we're all going through. I'm now more confident in myself and believe I can do more



When I heard about Climbing Out and was offered a place on the programme I was really interested in having a go at the outdoor activities but what I got out of it was so much more, it changed my life. Climbing Out showed me that some of the toughest obstacles people can face are just that, obstacles to be overcome and left behind.



I am a 29 year old man who received a traumatic brain injury and was finding it hard to meet people with similar characteristics that would understand how I feel. Going to Climbing Out has opened my eyes to the fact that I am not alone in feeling like this and that I am able to do activities that I didn’t think I could.

Climbing Out opens people’s minds and shows them that they are not alone...

Mark White


Before Climbing Out I spent most of my time indoors, I had low confidence, and next to no motivation. 
I decided to come on this trip to rekindle my love for outdoor sports. Having been here for a few days, I realise I have gained so much more than a new appreciation for the outdoors!
I have met some amazing people, who, having been through the same experiences as me, will be life long friends. I have also built up my confidence and I'm more willing to try new things and push my limits.
I can now leave here with a new way of thinking and a new approach to life

Lucy Harris


I just want to say thank you again for climbing out, I feel like a gazillion times better than I have for almost a year now! I didn't imagine I'd feel this well for a while and it's really helped just being surrounded by people that understand. Since coming back I've been running, I've taken some surfing lessons I've got a paddle boarding lesson today and kayaking tomorrow. This is all stuff I wouldn't have even thought to do before! So thanks for taking me with you, it's made a phenomenal difference in my life, I'm really shocked



By the end of the week I felt like the person I wanted to be. I’m now ready to go home and face whatever life has to throw at me.

Katie Oakes