Nathaniel came to Latch in early 2023. He had been struggling with his mental health and has been working with the Personal Coach to find activities to impact positively on his wellbeing. He loves the great outdoors and has strong memories of feeling connected to nature and feeling positive being in the countryside. He talked about his goal to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the coach has helped him pull a plan together to achieve his ambition. He took a significant step forward when we helped him borrow equipment and funded his transport to the Yorkshire Dales. He walked up Pen-y-ghent and, after his descent, he camped overnight in the valley at Horton in Ribblesdale. The trip has really helped his wellbeing and confidence and he says:
“I am absolutely buzzing, I can’t wait to get out there and do it again.”
We continue to support Nathaniel in other ways, including helping him acquire a bike through the Bike Fix Project to facilitate long-distance rides. He is keen to find employment relating to his outdoor passion and has a long-term aspiration to move from the city to a quieter, rural location.