Programmes

New Wave Adventure Therapy are offering a set of unique programmes of adventure therapy in County Kerry.

6-session programme                           12-session programme

Each programme is delivered on a one-to-one basis and is tailored to the needs of the client following an initial assessment. We welcome applications from private clients and referrals from organisations. An application form (private clients) or referral form (referred by a service/ organisation) is completed and submitted.

Initial Assessment – the client takes part in an assessment session. This helps us to find out what the individual’s needs are and to design the programme.

Therapeutic Intervention – 6 or 12 full-day sessions of adventure therapy take place. Dates, times and conditions are determined by the initial assessment, weather conditions, and the client’s progress in the sessions.

Debrief – At the end of the programme, the debrief session offers a review of the programme and strategies to help transfer new skills into the client’s everyday life. A report including outcomes and recommendations is sent to the client or referral organisation.

Each client is prescribed a full programme based around outdoor adventure activities that may include;

Kayaking

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)

Snorkelling

Scuba diving

Rock climbing, Bouldering

Surfing, Body boarding

Coasteering

BMX, Mountain biking

Hillwalking

Wild swimming

Adventure games and Camping skills

This programme is an ideal intervention for young people (aged 11-17) and adults for;

  • Depression, anxiety or mood disorders
  • Mental health recovery
  • Behavioural issues (including those resulting from ADD/ADHD)
  • Transitional life stages (incl. LGBTQ support)
  • Recovery from addiction or eating disorders
  • Trauma (e.g. bereavement, family issues, PTSD)
  • Bullying or stress at school
  • Occupational burnout
  • Self-care management