Bryony Jones: Forest School Practitioner, Outdoor Paediatric First Aid trained, Full insurance, DBS checked, PGCE. Bryony has a long history of working with people of all ages in outdoor settings delivering creative, fun, thoughtful activities at the highest standards. She works through North East Wilds to share her belief in the power of nature to positively impact peoples' lives.
Bryony Bainbridge: Bryony's passion for working in the outdoors was kindled through her position as Therapeutic Horticulturalist at Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle. She has since qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and is a freelance gardener , photographer , musician and creative practitioner. Working therapeutically in each of her areas of expertise has formed an in depth, creative and holistic approach to Forest school allowing her to inspire confidence, encourage independence and foster resilience.
Emily Barber: My name is Emily, and I am delighted to be one of the Non-Executive Directors for Mental Health, for NEW. I currently work as a Family Therapist/Systemic Psychotherapist for the NHS, working with adults and their families experiencing mental health difficulties, within the Sunderland area. I am also a qualified Occupational Therapist, and have recently started a Level 3 Certificate in Wilderness Therapeutic Approaches. I am passionate about the outdoors and the wealth of wellbeing opportunities that being outdoors can offer, and I am really keen to support NEW as they further develop their wellbeing programmes.