How we can help you

We work with any child or young person, aged 5-18, struggling with an issue that is causing emotional distress and preventing them from being able to lead a normal, happy life (but who do not meet the criteria for help from a statutory service).

We see children and young people individually or in small groups, and we also offer support to parents/carers. Please see our Services page for more details of the types of therapies on offer.

Nature and Nurture can help children and young people cope with a wide range of difficulties arising from traumatic events as bereavement, family breakup, bullying, accidents, domestic violence, physical illness (of themselves or someone close to them), abuse (sexual, physical or emotional), disasters (natural or man-made), neglect and so on.

We also support children and young people with the following issues:

AnxietyLow self-confidence
Low self esteemSleep disturbance (e.g. nightmares)
Loss and sadnessSeparation anxiety
Aggressive/antisocial behaviourSchool refusal
Anger management issuesSocial skills
Problems with friendshipsManaging change

Latest news

  • Aromatherapy and Yoga on offer at our 2-day Therapy Group17th August 2018 - 8:01 pm

    Huge thanks to Natasha Restrick of Holistic Aromatherapy & Massage (Natasha Restrick) and Julie Bates of Little Lotus Yoga for Children for giving up their time this week to offer sessions on aromatherapy and yoga for the children who attended our 2-day therapy group. Both sessions were extremely powerful and the children loved them! They […]

  • SUMMER THERAPY GROUP FOR TEENAGERS STARTING SHORTLY25th May 2018 - 7:58 pm

    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 […]

  • Wild Mud Run – Osmaston Park – Saturday 24th March25th March 2018 - 7:40 pm

      For the second year running our wonderful patron, Philippa Walker-Okeover, got muddy in support of Nature and Nurture! This year she had support from friends Henrietta and Emma, and our very own Kirsty Cooper, and our volunteer Grace Wonder also joined in the fun supporting the runners as a marshal.  We are full of […]

  • Fundraising Ceilidh18th March 2018 - 7:34 pm

    Huge thanks to Miriam Ingram and the Harding family for organising a fantastic Ceilidh on Friday 16th March at Ashbourne Golf Club and donating a share of the proceeds to Nature and Nurture.  We are so grateful for your support!

  • New Therapy Group Starting on Tuesday 13th March21st February 2018 - 6:37 pm

      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 […]