New Therapy Group for Teenagers Starts on June 8th

Is your teenager, or a teenager you know, struggling with an emotional issue or mental health difficulty at the moment?

  • Perhaps they have experienced a bereavement, family break up, bullying or other upsetting situation and are feeling very sad, or it has affected their confidence or self-esteem.
  • Maybe they are feeling anxious, and this could be affecting school attendance, or causing other problems.
  •  Or perhaps they are having difficulties controlling their anger, and this is affecting relationships and family life.

Our next therapy group is starting on 8th June, and will run for a further five weeks on Thursday evenings.

The aim of the group is to help young people cope with difficult feelings, and learn to express them in healthy ways.  Feedback from previous participants and their parents has been extremely positive, with everyone finding our groups very beneficial.

Parents/carers are offered the opportunity to spend some time with our Parenting Practitioner for support and management advice,  while their teenager is attending the group sessions.

We do not charge for these groups, however places are limited so do get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested.  Call 01335 418139 or email us.

TV Auctioneer to Support our Fundraising Ball

We are delighted to announce that Charles Hanson, star of tv’s Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, The Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, has very kindly agreed to be the Auctioneer for our auction at our fundraising ball to be held on 22 September 2017 at Osmaston Park!

Now all we need are a few more really special ‘lots’ for him to auction on our behalf – please can you help us?

These are the kind of things we are looking for:

~ Luxury opportunities to meet celebrities; sporting heroes, actors and musicians
~ VIP film premieres
~ Private dining experiences
~ holidays in unique destinations not available to the public
~ track days
~ luxury car for a weekend
~ concert or theatre tickets
~ rally experience
~ exclusive dining opportunities at top restaurants
~ personal chef for a dinner party
~ Michelin star experience
~ cases of exclusive wine/champagne
~ luxury accommodation at desirable venues/locations
~ flights – plane, hot air balloon, helicopter etc
~ designer outfit/accessories

If you, or anyone you know, might be willing to donate an auction prize to us along the lines of the list above, or something else, we would love to hear from you. Thank you so much.

Bertha Passes KC Bronze Test

We’re so proud of little Bertha who passed her Kennel Club Bronze obedience exam this evening (despite having a broken tail!) successfully completing another step on her journey to becoming a therapy dog.

Patron completes fundraising Mud Run

A huge thank you to our lovely patron, Lady Philippa Walker-Okeover, who is took part in the Wild Mud Run at Osmaston Park this morning to raise money for Nature and Nurture!

Here she is after completing the 5k obstacle course and fun mud run

Ladies Night A Great Success!

Our first ‘Ladies Night’ was a complete sell out! Local make-up artist Esther Marie gave an excellent demonstration showing us how to look ten years younger, and Liz Parker (our lovely parenting practitioner – pictured below) volunteered to be the model.

 

We are very grateful to Annie Maudling from On A Wick and a Prayer , Julie Hughes from The Village Rainbow and Louise Grey from Silver Sentiments for bringing their lovely products to sell on the evening, and to all the members of our Friends Committee for their hard work.  We made a fantastic £665.50!

Autumn Therapy Group Starting Soon

Is your child, or a child you know, struggling with an emotional issue or mental health difficulty at the moment?
Perhaps they have experienced a bereavement, family break up, bullying or other upsetting situation and are feeling very sad, or it has affected their confidence or self-esteem.
Maybe they are feeling anxious, and this could be affecting school attendance, or causing other problems. 
Or perhaps they are having difficulties controlling their anger, and this is affecting relationships and family life.
Our next therapy group is starting after half-term, and will run for 6 weeks on a Thursday evening, starting on 3rd November.
The aim of the group is to help children and young people cope with difficult feelings, and learn to express them in healthy ways.
Feedback from previous participants and their parents has been extremely positive, with everyone finding our groups very beneficial.
We do not charge for these groups, however places are limited so do get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested.

I AM WHOLE Campaign

We are proud to support the I AM WHOLE campaign here at Nature and Nurture.
Have you shared your photo today? Let’s keep the conversation going and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and young people. We all need support sometimes to keep our minds and emotions healthy whether that’s from friends, family or professionals. It’s a part of being human. The stigma isn’t needed.

Buskers Raise £££’s for Nature and Nurture

We are very grateful to wonderful local band Moore & Moore Beer  – |David Moore, Karen Moore and John Beer – for collecting a fantastic £454.28 for Nature and Nurture at their Bandstand Busks at Mercia Marina during the summer. Thanks guys!

Bertha Passes Her Puppy Foundation