Wellbeing at Whistlewood

Overview

"Our Vision is to build an inclusive Community for Health and wellbeing which supports our guests to make compassionate connections with themselves, Nature and other people. Our location in the heart of a 10 acre community owned woodland is part of the National Forest. We offer unique and inclusive experiences for individuals or groups to truly immerse themselves in nature whilst taking part in our therapies, workshops, courses and experiences. We work in partnership with Derbyshire Mind to provide monthly "Green Connections" wellbeing days for people who live with physical, mental health and social challenges and disabilities. We have been supported to develop our Green Connections service by Toyota UK, Disability Direct, The National Forest Company ,Whistlewood Common Ltd and the University of Derby. Our participants are referred to us by community groups, NHS Social Prescribers, Health and Social Care professionals and we work in partnership to meet their support and inclusion needs We invest in the wellbeing and development of our own highly trained and experienced Wellbeing Professionals as part of our wellbeing ethos. Many members of our team live with long term health conditions and disabilities so we are passionate about creating a warm , compassionate welcome and accessible woodland wellbeing opportunities. We are passionately proud of our team , our professional partnerships and our compassionate services. We received a National Excellence Award from the Federation of Holistic Therapists, The UK's largest professional body for the Holistic Wellbeing , Beauty and Sports Industries) for "Green Therapy Business of the Year" in 2020. ​We ensure that everything we do is kind to the environment working together to include earth care into our business planning at every step."
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Access Card Notes

"Our location in the heart of a 10 acre community owned woodland is part of the National Forest. We offer unique and inclusive experiences and accessible facilities for individuals or groups to truly immerse themselves in nature. We work in partnership with Derbyshire Mind to provide monthly "Green Connections" wellbeing days for people who live with physical, mental health and social challenges and disabilities We have been supported to develop our Green Connections service by Toyota UK, Disability Direct, The National Forest Company ,Whistlewood Common Ltd and the University of Derby. Our participants are referred to us by community groups, NHS Social Prescribers, Health and Social Care professionals and we work in partnership to meet their support and inclusion needs We invest in the wellbeing and development of our own highly trained and experienced Wellbeing Professionals as part of our wellbeing ethos. Many members of our team live with long term health conditions and disabilities so we are passionate about creating a warm , compassionate welcome and accessible woodland wellbeing opportunities. We are passionately proud of our team , our professional partnerships and our compassionate services. We received a National Excellence Award from the Federation of Holistic Therapists, The UK's largest professional body for the Holistic Wellbeing , Beauty and Sports Industries) for "Green Therapy Business of the Year" in 2020."

Contact details

Wellbeing at Whistlewood Station House, Station Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE73 8DH
Phone: (+44)7443 413370

Standing and Queueing

Standing
We provide seating in our indoor and outdoor areas. We have folding chairs which can be taken to any part of our 10 acre community woodland.
Queues are never a problem in our beautiful woodland.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
We have an accessible path which leads from two accessible parking spaces in our car park to our main "Hub" area. The path extends to our Strawbale Roundhouse which has level decked access , level internal floors and wide doors. Th path leads to a wheelchair accessible composting toilet which complements our off-grid woodland facilities.

Short Distances

Short distance
The distance from our car park to the main Hub area is short but we are able to provide chairs for guest who would appreciate rest stops.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
We have further toilet facilities and can support guests who may need urgent access and other hidden support needs.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
We welcome guide dogs and can support these needs.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Companions, supporters and carers are very welcome to attend to support our guests. Free entry can be supported if requested in advance so that we can risk assess and action plan for Covid security and social distancing.

Some of our guests and team members are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable so we have trained in Infection Control, Covid Security and inclusive management of the needs of our most clinically vulnerable guests alongside the hidden support needs of other guests in relation to mask wearing.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We are looking at provision of this service and would welcome your advice. Our wellbeing services centre around sensory experiences and include minimal written information.
A member of our team would be happy to read and explain information to guests where this would be helpful.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
We are looking at future provision of this service and would welcome your advice. Our wellbeing services centre around sensory experiences and include minimal written information.
A member of our team would be happy to read information to guests where this would be helpful.
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