Projects

At iDID, we believe that everyone should have access to services which support their mental health. Our unique programmes use adventure sports as an engagement tool to improve well-being, confidence and self-esteem in marginalised young people. 

 

Adventure Club: Therapy disguised as play

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”Maya Angelou

The iDID Adventure club provides an inclusive environment for young people with additional needs to positively engage in activities that reduce social isolation, increase self-worth, and build resilience. Through the adventure club, young people gain an opportunity to escape everyday stressors, take risks in a safe environment, and importantly... have fun.

Specialist Programmes: Empowering Youth

    “If you have no confidence in yourself, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”Marcus Garvey

Our specialist programmes promote positive well-being by concentrating on particular self-development issues such as mental health, leadership, or rehabilitation. Feeling valued in society can have a huge impact on an individual's well-being and many social groups who face isolation can become more susceptible to mental health issues.


Empowering young people

We believe in the young person, not the label. Our positive approach focuses on each individual as just that... an individual. Our teams encourage young people to be themselves and feel open to explore their self-development in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Getting social

Social interaction plays a vital role in healthy well-being; we encourage participants to meet new people, build their empathic skills and challenge themselves. Our Youth Adventure Mentors work closely with participants to encourage growth in these areas and provide 1:1 support for those with additional needs, both physically and mentally.

Promoting inclusion

We believe in an inclusive communication model to allow individuals to have a more meaningful experience and focus on positive development. One method we use is through a signed communication system, the iDID Sign Systems.

Monitoring impact

At iDID we are passionate about social change and monitoring the impact of our work. Our programmes are measured using both quantitative and qualitative methods.