Cornwall LivingIssue #100
Nurturing with Nature
A new social enterprise offering support for mental health and well-being through the power of the wilds.
Wild Tipi, Cornwall was set up in 2017 by husband and wife team Sam and Tim Moore. Understanding how beneficial being immersed in nature can be for themselves and their family, their desire has always been to give this to others in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Although Wild Tipi is renowned for breathtaking weddings and events, their true driving force was to use their Giant Hat Tipis as nurturing and inspiring wild spaces for community projects. After some fantastic school-based collaborations as part of the Room to Grow project with the Character Tree CIC, the Rock Pool Project and their successful Wild Women Days, Wild Tipi launched their first social enterprise, The Soul Tent Initiative CIC, earlier this year.
The Soul Tent Initiative is a social enterprise, which aims to harness the healing power of an immersion in nature and to bring people together to find community and respite. Nestled in the wilds of the Cornish countryside in secret locations, The Soul Tent Initiative offers days to support mental well-being and growth.
Helping to fund community projects, The Soul Tent Initiative offers a fresh take on corporate well-being days for businesses across the county and beyond. “As we navigate these unchartered waters post-Covid,” Sam explains, “we recognised that it is more important than ever for businesses to bring their staff together in a safe and meaningful way. Alongside business growth and team training priorities, leaders and managers are looking for ways to re-build a sense of connection after months of working remotely. This time has had a huge impact on everyone’s mental health, it is a time when we need to support one another through this challenging period and we hope that this remains a priority going forwards.
“Our corporate days bring together local professionals to run high-quality workshops that focus on emotional resilience, business development and on team building strategies, all done in a stunning, wild space. The days also benefit the wider community by helping to fund our community projects, with a primary focus on Women’s Mental Health. The Soul Tent Initiative is really about connections, nature and growth in all aspects of our community.”
If you would like to find out more about the Soul Tent Initiative or would be interested in a corporate well-being day, please get in touch with Sam Moore at the Soul Tent Initiative on 077147 38022, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or search for The Soul Tent Initiative CIC on Facebook and Instagram.
WILD TIPI, CORNWALL