THE OPEN NEST

Retreats | Calm Space | Time Out  | Training

ABOUT US

Founded in 2013 by the North Yorkshire Coast near Whitby, the charity has successfully supported many individuals & families living with the consequences of traumatic events.

We have a record of providing continuity of cost effective care over long periods of time.

Believing in relationship based practice and openness in communication, the charity successfully cares for both individuals and communities.

Families and individuals are listened to and understood, enabling them to seek help in ways that strengthen their own resources. Visitors to the charity’s site are cared for by DBS checked therapeutic support workers.

 

We specialise in supporting those affected by adoption.

Registered therapists can hold therapy sessions on-site and we have
facilities for eco-therapy, sand tray work, sensory integration, play
therapy, DDP and other trauma aware therapies.

As a registered charity (no. 1154250) The Open Nest is insured to undertake the services we offer.

OUR SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP WORK

Therapeutic and specialised settings for individual and group work.

CARING FOR PARENTS
& CARERS


Caring for parents and carers is at the heart of The Open Nest Charity.

TRAINING & CONFERENCES

Training & conferences for professionals, parents and carers.

INDOOR SPACE


Our large indoor space for events and activities

BREATHING SPACE RETREATS


Retreats for individuals & families.

COSTS & FUNDING

Self funded and assisted places are available.

THE NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

The Open Nest specialise in creating calm environments which help with sensory regulation and avoid over-stimulation.

VINTAGE CARAVANS

Two double beds are available in comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated vintage caravans. The interiors are imaginatively designed with a sense of fun and comfort and contain a selection of books and films that encourage relaxation. We can accommodate up to 5 people and we host one group or family at a time.

WOODLAND SPACES

Guests have access to 15 acres of private woodland. Throughout the ancient woods are places to sit and relax as well as places to play, have therapy or soak in an outdoor bath.

NOURISHMENT

We make high quality nutritional and tasty foods that are also child friendly. We are used to supporting those with dietary needs, sensory integration needs and difficulties with certain foods or with food in itself. Meals are served in our beautiful old showman's wagon or can be delivered to individual caravans. We use locally made and grown produce wherever possible.

SELF CARE TREATMENTS

We have a range of treatments and activities to help lift spirits and regulate emotions.
We offer head, shoulder and neck massage in a beautiful treatment space.

Guests can bathe outdoors among the trees in wood fired baths, or enjoy a foot spa by an open fire. We offer a large choice of creative activities for both adults and children. These include crafts, baking, writing. painting, going on a magical treasure hunt or spending time with the different animals on site.

ENQUIRIES

CONTACT US

The Open Nest is a registered charity, no. 1154250