Adventure Mind: accessible adventures

Thursday 21 November 2024 - Friday 22 November 2024
Bendrigg Trust, Cumbria, LA8 0NR
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Adventure Mind is a conference series exploring the importance of adventure to wellbeing and mental health.

It is for everyone who is interested in in understanding the connection between adventure and wellbeing, including outdoor professionals, wellbeing practitioners, researchers, health professionals & all adventurers.

This year’s theme is ‘Accessible Adventures’ and the conference will be hosted by Beyond Bendrigg, in partnership with The University of Central Lancashire.

We will examine the importance of adventure for mental health of those who face the most significant barriers to accessing challenges in the outdoors. Barriers might include poor mental health, disability, gender identity, race, and socio-economic factors. These groups stand to benefit the most - so we will also explore how to deliver accessible and inclusive adventures for all and design them to maximise the power of adventure for everyone.

This conference is designed to equip you with the latest research, share practice, improve networks, and share resources, to increase the impact and effectiveness of your work.

It is recognised as CPD by The Mountain Training Association, Association of Mountaineering Instructors and British Association of International Mountain Leaders.

This 2024 event will be hosted by Beyond Bendrigg, part of the Bendrigg Trust – an accessible outdoor centre for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults near Kendal in Cumbria. Delegates will have the chance to see how Bendrigg designs and delivers accessible and inclusive adventures with opportunities to discuss ideas with Bendrigg staff and tour the facilities.

The conference will take place just before the Kendal Mountain Festival – so why not stay on in the area for the weekend and be inspired by all the events taking place during the festival! It may be possible to stay on at Bendrigg during the Mountain Festival, contact us direct to discuss your requirements.