Natural England has been supporting Phoenix in providing the Recovery through Nature programme for the last 15 years. Last Friday saw the anniversary of this partnership where an event was held in the Peak District to mark the occasion.
The partnership with Natural England has enabled Phoenix to offer a more innovative element to its treatment programme in some amazing locations across the country. Recovery through Nature provides an opportunity for Service Users to demonstrate that through effective treatment people can achieve recovery and positively contribute to society and local communities.
The dry stone wall and the meadow that residents of the Sheffield rehab built at the very start of the partnership was visited on the day and attendees of the celebrations even tried their hands at panning for gold. A great day was had by everybody especially Karen who commented “After my introduction to the Peak District on Friday I have promised my family a return trip - and they are convinced we will find gold!”
Phoenix Futures is now looking forward to many more years in partnership with Natural England and taking the Recovery through Nature project from strength to strength.