Bear Forest School and Wellbeing

Adventure, play, learning, exploration, mindfulness and therapeutic sessions in nature for children and adolescents in and around the South Lake District.

Nurture & Nature

The Nurture and Nature therapeutic program offers groups of up to 8 children/ young people to develop resiliency, self-regulation, relationship, and self-esteem.

  • 8 week program
  • 2 hours per week
  • 8 participants
  • Qualified psychotherapeutic Counsellor and L3 Forest School Leader.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My daughter blossomed!”

S. Leigh, Parent

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nes exudes a love of learning that is an excellent role model

Teacher, Primary School

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Amazing teaching skills. Very funny and kind. You will learn a lot. All round amazing

Harrison, aged 10

About Vanessa Bear

Working in the voluntary and education sectors for over 15 years, Nes has experience of working with people from various backgrounds, including young people with behavioural issues, people with physical disabilities, children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and those with trauma, PTSD, anxiety and mental health issues.

As a qualified and experienced MBACP psychotherapeutic counsellor for children and adolescents, a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Primary School Teacher with QTS, BA(Hons) Youth and Community Work, Yoga Therapist, Yogic Mindfulness Teacher, Mountain Leader and First Aider, Nes enjoys combining these areas in a holistic way to offer a varied experience that further develops connection, resilience and relaxation.