Managing Risk and Nature Experiences

People living with dementia have the right to live a full life connected to the people and places they love, and with access to the wellbeing benefits of nature and outdoor activity.

Often a person living with dementia finds their life changes considerably post diagnosis.

They may become socially isolated and less able to get out, with little opportunity to take part in activities that are good for them and that they enjoy. This is because people can feel it is safer to remain indoors.

Many organisations already understand that connection to nature brings significant wellbeing benefits for people living with dementia, but they may not have the knowledge or confidence to create inclusive and enjoyable experiences for people with the condition.

Our Managing Risk and Nature Experiences training is for professionals and volunteers interested in creating inclusive outdoor or nature-based experiences for people living with dementia.

We ground all our training in the latest research and it’s delivered by our team of expert trainers who have tried and tested methods to help you improve inclusivity for people with dementia in your space.

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A great comprehensive training session, which is accessible for both those who have less knowledge of dementia and those who already work in the field.

About ‘Managing Risk and Nature Experiences’

This inexpensive, online training offers everything you need to consider when facilitating outdoor or nature-based activities, or when seeking to make your outdoor attractions and experiences more accessible to people living with dementia. It will not only leave you with an understanding of the benefits of calculated risk in your nature-based activities, but will empower you to incorporate practical and sustainable solutions as part of your role.

Each person with dementia is unique, and so is each organisation we work with, which is why this training covers a variety of approaches for different environments. We’re here to empower you to take the next step wherever you work. We invite you to bring your ideas and objectives to the training. Our team will problem-solve with you and help you achieve your goals.

As nature has incredible benefits for all, the training is suitable for professionals working with people at all stages of dementia.

100% of attendees have increased confidence to positively support people living with dementia and their supporters to participate in nature experiences.
100% of attendees have increased knowledge of the positive risk management strategies that reduce the risks when running nature experiences for people living with dementia and their supporters.

What to expect

The session is really practical, offering you strategies and guidance for your workplace.

The training will lead you through the ‘Six Steps to Success’ approach, which you can adapt to your environment.

By the end of this training, you can expect to:

Highly recommended for insight; practical information; support material and the opportunities to hear from people with lived experience and the other participants.

After the training

We’re invested in your projects succeeding for the benefit of people living with dementia. Our support doesn’t stop when you complete the training. After the session, we will give you access to a wealth of resources and materials. We will also be available for you to contact with further questions.

How much does it cost?

This training opportunity is £40 per person.

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Man and woman on a bike trailer ride

About our Trainers

Our training team are experts in their field with years of experience working with people with dementia and in learning and development roles.

You can find out more about our team here.

Who is this training for?

Any member of staff or volunteer who:

This may include people from:

How do I book?

To book your ticket, please select the date you would like to attend below and click ‘book’. It will take you to Eventbrite to pay for your ticket.

Once you have completed your booking, you will get an email confirming your place on the training.

Managing Risk & Nature Experiences – Online

Wednesday, 12th June 2024
14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Managing Risk & Nature Experiences – Online

Thursday, 5th September 2024
10:30 – 12:30 GMT

I’ve booked and now I can’t attend

If you are unable to attend, please email as soon as you can. In the case of non-attendance we will be able to send you a recording of the session.