Providing the foundations for improving skills for life and employment

 What is it?

RootSkills is the social enterprise part of Breese Adventures.  Our RootSkills project provides outdoor programmes to selected groups of people who have not achieved their potential in a traditional classroom environment. We introduce them to the benefits of developing skills in the outdoors for life and employment.

What we do

RootSkills offer outdoor residential and non-residential programmes and a range of outdoor activities which introduce the benefit of learning outdoors and provide opportunities to develop and improve employability skills.

Who is it for?

Programmes are specifically designed for people affected by:

  • ASD/Autism
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Dyspraxia)
  • ALN (Additional Learning Needs)
  • Anxiety, Depression and other mental health issues
  • Tourettes
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Phobias
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (including complex PTSD))
  • Sensory issues
  • Social interaction difficulties, social anxiety or isolation
  • Poor communication skills
  • Have been a victim of bullying, affecting self-esteem and confidence

This list is not exclusive and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in either taking part in or making a referral to the programme.

About the programme

Over 6-8 sessions we introduce you to the outdoors and a range of activites, promoting awareness of your individual strengths and abilities, an awareness of others and an understanding of the environment.

Programmes are small groups of 6 – 8 participants to allow flexibility and a high level of support for each individual. Each group will be accompanied at all times by 2 outdoor instructors.

What will I learn?

 Along with the obvious health and fitness benefits of the outdoors these are some of the skills we will focus on developing:

  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Self awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Environmental awareness
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Team work
  • Task analysis and planning

We also provide the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the outdoors and the environment, how others see the world and how this translates in a work environment.

How do I make a referral?

To find out more about RootSkills please send an email to and tell us whether you are enquiring for yourself or to make a referral.