"The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure."
Are you struggling to get the help you need for your loved one? Do you have a family member that is destructive, battling against authority figures, in trouble at school, developing negative friendships, or has had contact with the criminal justice system? Have you sought counselling or therapy for your child but nothing has made any difference? We may be able to help.
Venture Mòr’s Wilderness Therapy programme is one-of-a-kind. Aimed at troubled young people between the ages of 14 - 18 years, no other programme in the UK provides full-time access to a dedicated psychotherapist for the entire duration of the course. Our programme is run in the remote wilds of Scotland, which provides a setting like no other. Challenging conditions, terrain and weather are all faced head on; the ideal environment in which to face oneself. To find out if this might be for you or your loved one, please visit our Wilderness Therapy information page.
We are confident in our approach, and in the results we can achieve. After completing our programme, many individuals have: re-engaged with education; improved sense of self-worth and self efficacy; reduced substance use, which in turn diminishes its destructive impact and improved relationships with parents, siblings and other key figures.
The Wilderness Therapy programme provides the opportunity for the individual to gain the tools they need to cope when things are difficult, and to lead a more balanced life. For prices, please visit our costs page, or contact us to have a confidential chat with our therapist and course leader.
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Venture Mòr's wilderness therapy programme is celebrating its one year anniversary.
We are a social enterprise wholly owned by the charity, Venture Trust and therefore operate entirely not-for-profit.
With decades of experience delivering personal development programmes in the wild places of Scotland for Venture Trust, we strode into new territory and launched our intense wilderness therapy programme in the spring of 2017.
The programme combines high quality therapy from qualified, registered professionals within our highly effective and well established frame of outdoor activity and community living during wilderness journeys through the Scottish Highlands. Shared tasks and travelling through the hills and valleys of this spectacular landscape coupled with psycho-education and experiential learning opportunities form a compelling environment for personal growth and exploration.
One year on and we have just run our thrid successful programme establishing Venture Mòr as the UK’s leading wilderness therapy programme for young people (aged between 14-18 years) struggling with emotions and life-circumstances.
Read about the latest programme journey on our blog: Easter in the Wilderness
Venture Mor has launched an intensive wilderness therapy programme aimed at 14 - 18 year olds from across the UK, struggling with challenges of transition to adulthood.
Venture Mor’s first two Wilderness Therapy programmes took place earlier in the year, each running for three weeks, and located in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. Designed specifically for troubled young people, possibly having difficulties at school, coming into conflict with the authorities, developing negative friendships, or involved in the criminal justice system, the wilderness therapy programme provides breathing space and support in a peaceful and safe environment.
With guidance throughout from an experienced therapist and outdoor instructors, our young participants are encouraged to work through themes of attachment, resilience, dealing with challenge, preparing for transitions and independence. Over the three weeks in the wilderness, away from negative influence, peer pressure, and technology, the young people are given the opportunity to flourish, to make positive and long lasting positive changes.
For parents, family members and friends at their wit's end. For those who have tried everything to help someone they love with no success. For those young people who seem to be heading down a path of destruction. For those that feel life is overwhelming, confusing and out of control. Wilderness therapy might just be the answer.
Our next programme will run from 24 March through to 14 April 2018. For more information, please visit our Wilderness Therapy section, call us on 0845 340 2059, or email email@example.com
Could you help us achieve more? We are looking for individuals who are dynamic, with capacity to contribute, and willing to share their expertise. We are keen to attract influencers to our board, who are also able to engage their network to broaden and deepen support for Venture Mòr.
We would be particularly interested in hearing from people with experience and expertise in the following sectors:
In return, we offer a comprehensive induction programme, including support from the Head of Operations, and an opportunity to be part of a forward thinking, committed and impactful team working to support Venture Trust to help people transform their lives.
Location: Meetings usually held in Edinburgh
Closing date: Monday 25 September 2017, please provide a CV and short personal statement to Nicola Clark, Employability and HR Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: It is anticipated that informal discussions will be held on w/c 16 October 2017, followed by an opportunity to attend and observe a Board meeting in November.
Salary: The positions are voluntary, however reasonable travel expenses are met.
Venture Mor has launched an intensive wilderness therapy programme aimed at young adults from across the UK, struggling with challenges of transition to adulthood.
Venture Mor’s first Wilderness Therapy programme in March and the journey for both the young people and the organisation was a success. The participants worked through themes of attachment, resilience, dealing with challenge, preparing for transitions and independence.
After the successful launch of the inaugural journey, another group of teens is now out in the wilderness working with professional therapists and guides. Future programmes are already attracting interest from parents and family members of young adults who have tried traditional therapeutic support but have not been able to make the changes they were hoping for.
Read the full blog post about the Wilderness Therapy programme here.
The next programme is scheduled for 24 March – 14 April 2018. Talk to us about what Wilderness Therapy can do for your family.
Call on 0845 340 2059 or email email@example.com
For more information visit: http://venturemor.co.uk/wilderness-therapy-scotland-uk.php
Hartfield House, Applecross, IV54 8ND
Casual worker contract – £8.45 per hour, plus holiday pay
Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Venture Trust’s social enterprise, Venture Mòr, operates an Affiliate Youth Hostel, Hartfield House on the Applecross peninsula and also offers adventure holidays and activities plus corporate team building and wilderness experiences across Scotland. Essential to the effective operation of our Hostel is a bank of experienced and hardworking casual worker staff, to who we can offer work to meet business requirements. As a casual worker with Venture Trust hours offered and worked may differ week to week, and particularly in response to high season; this is a great opportunity for you if you’re looking to work around existing commitments or bolster your current income levels.
We’re currently looking to increase our bank of casual workers at Hartfield House, in the Housekeeping Assistant role. Our Housekeeping Assistants are responsible for ensuring a high standard of cleanliness throughout the Hostel, including bedrooms, washrooms and public areas; as such, high attention to detail and previous experience of general domestic work are essential.
Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy. As such, you will be asked to complete an equal opportunities form.
If you would like to be considered as a casual worker at Hartfield House, please write to Henry Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org) outlining your previous experience, which role you’re interested in, and providing a note of two referees we can contact.
Lake District Trek Highlights:
The challenge has been created to be accessible for both sighted and people with sight loss, including those with guide dogs. What could be more inspiring than getting your boots on for Beacon?!
Venture Mòr is a social enterprise run by the charity, Venture Trust. By booking onto a wilderness therapy programme you are making a donation to the valuable work of the Venture Trust. As a charity it works with disadvantaged people at the margins of society, supporting them through outdoor adventure, to move towards a more positive future. To find out more and to meet the team, visit the About Us or visit www.venturetrust.org.uk