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Therapeutic learning activities with animals, plants, creativity and the countryside for people recovering from mental ill health.

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15/04/21 – Update – In line with Government guidelines concerning education, WELLIES is going to begin face to face and distance learning again next week.  We will continue in this blended format for the Summer 2021 term.

We will support all our current learners through this period and have a waiting list for new referrals at this time. Please call, email or message us if you would like to attend/refer someone to our Summer programme. We will then let you know when there is availability.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you all again very soon.

See what we do at WELLIES…

WELLIES is run by Julie White and Nick Platt, founders of the WELLIES Project and Staffordshire Care Farming Development CIC, a not for profit company.

WELLIES has been running for eleven years and as rural business advisors Julie and Nick often help other people to develop care farming enterprises.

See more on our FB page: welliesproject or follow us on Instagram: welliesproject

“I am so passionate about Wellies, the project has helped me to progress and grow as a person, I no longer sit at home unable to leave the house feeling depressed and anxious. I have learned to socialise with others, learnt new skills. I am the old me that I used to be. I do not know where I would be without this project “
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Our latest news…



Tutors and WELLIES staff have been working hard behind the scenes for learning to carry on in a positive way. We have set up separate Facebook groups for each course. This will enable us to carry on with WELLIES in a new and innovative way. Each day in the separate...

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Recent feedback

Recent feedback

A sample of the participant feedback following a 12 week Woodwork and a 6 week Floristry course, Autumn 2019: “Excellent course, learnt an array of new skills, met some fantastic people, improved my mental health and wellbeing tenfold. Loved every second I was here,...

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January 2020 Courses

January 2020 Courses

See what great things are planned for WELLIES in the New Year. January to March courses are all listed on the flyer and referrals are now being taken. Looks like it's going to be another busy year!

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