Angling Wellbeing Services
Discover the Wellbeing Benefits of Angling
Unlocking Wellbeing Through Angling
At the UK Fishing School, we're not just about casting lines and reeling in fish. We're dedicated to enhancing mental well-being through the magic of angling, and we've got a variety of resources tailor-made for you across East Anglia.
Our team includes specialised angling instructors, armed with extensive MHFA training and ongoing CPD in this crucial domain. This unique blend of expertise has led us to create fishing-based resources that not only cater to the service user but also meticulously document and report quantifiable outcomes back to the prescribing authority.
What makes angling a "feel-good" experience? We've unravelled this mystery and seamlessly woven it into the services we offer. Complementing our efforts are the robust policies and codes of conduct that we meticulously adhere to, earning us the prestigious status of being an approved "Get Fishing for Wellbeing Partner" with the Angling Trust.
Fishing, we believe, is the key to unlocking a world of improved mental health and well-being. It's a doorway to relaxation, a means of connecting with nature, and a meaningful activity that triggers the release of positive hormones, elevates your mood, and imparts a profound sense of accomplishment.
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a complete novice, we've got you covered. Our skills training is delivered in bite-sized, manageable segments, creating an environment that celebrates achievement and rewards, fostering heightened confidence, self-esteem, and igniting a desire to progress.
We know that fishing makes a real difference to your well-being, but we're also dedicated to quantifying and documenting the outcomes. Typically, we employ the WEMWBS system to record the positive impacts of fishing. However, we're open to discussing alternatives and adapting them to our services if you have a different method in mind.
Assessment: Personalised Angling Journey
At our program, we celebrate diversity because we understand that each person brings their own set of experiences, skills, abilities, and, most importantly, unique goals. Our course director works closely with Key/Support workers to get a deep insight into the individual's one-of-a-kind needs.
Imagine a fishing assessment session with us that lasts around 4 hours – during this time, we're not just catching fish; we're creating memorable experiences, building trust, and forming a strong bond with the individual. Through engaging conversations and active listening, we don't just hear – we really listen. This allows us to understand the person's specific requirements and write a person centred angling plan. Our goal is to provide sessions and activities that not only meet but exceed those needs, making their time with us truly special.
One to One: Personalized Guidance
Our one-on-one angling sessions offer a professionally tailored experience, specifically designed to help individuals achieve their unique goals. These sessions provide numerous advantages, with a key focus on delivering a personalized angling plan. We place great importance on addressing individual needs, abilities, and preferences, ensuring that the angling experience caters to each person's requirements. This personalized approach creates a supportive and comfortable environment, fostering trust and confidence between the individual and their dedicated instructor. Moreover, one-on-one sessions are characterized by flexibility, allowing individuals to progress at their own pace, accommodating a diverse range of learning styles and challenges. The targeted nature of these sessions encourages open communication, enabling individuals to set clear goals and work collaboratively with their instructor to turn the angling plan into a successful reality.
Fee: from £40 per hour
Angling Wellbeing Group Sessions: The Power of Togetherness
Group angling sessions offer a range of benefits for individuals striving to achieve their goals within a supportive and inclusive environment. These sessions are tailored to specific needs, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and understood. Whether it's a reduced mobilities group, a recovery group for those overcoming drug and alcohol challenges, or an autism-specific group, the shared experience can provide a sense of belonging and peer support. Group sessions encourage social interaction and the exchange of knowledge and experiences, allowing individuals to learn from one another. This collaborative environment fosters a strong sense of community and can be especially beneficial for developing social skills, building self-esteem, and providing emotional support. Additionally, the tranquillity of nature and the shared goal of angling can be therapeutic, promoting relaxation and mental well-being, all contributing to the individuals' journey towards their personal goals.
Fee: from £12.50 per hour
If you're captivated by the idea and eager to delve deeper into how our programs can elevate your overall well-being, we encourage you to get in touch with us for an initial consultation. Your journey towards improved mental health and personal growth commences here. We look forward to discussing how we can integrate these concepts into our service, in alignment with your needs and goals.
Please get in touch on 01603 339168 or by email