We create health and promote healing by working with a community of landowners, artisans, and healthcare practitioners to restore people’s focus and their sense of creativity and self-worth by bridging the gap between NHS provision and local skills.

Our approach

We believe that the process of working with nature helps people to see themselves in a new light and teaches an awareness of, respect for, and love of themselves, others, and the natural world.

Our purpose

We connect people to communities of care where we find friendship, purpose, and joy, and discover our capacity for healing by working practically with our hands and living close to the rhythms of the natural world.

Folk School

Nature-based education for children

Making Well

Health & Healing through Green Crafts


Retreats for exhausted workers

The idea is a revolutionary break from the usual pattern, and one which caters to the whole person – mind, body and soul. I believe it may hold the key to progress in areas where we have hitherto struggled; and bring richness into the lives of children of all ages, patients of many kinds, and those simply needing refreshment because of the burdens of their office. That would be my hope – our hope – and perhaps I may dare that it might be the hope of us all.

Dr Iain McGilchrist MA (Oxon), BM, FRCPsych, FRSAP Psychiatrist, former Clinical Director Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Trust, philosopher, Literary scholar, author

Fathom is exemplary of the kind of community-based social enterprise that can bridge the gap between statutory providers like the NHS and local communities and I wholeheartedly support their work.

James Evans Member of Welsh Parliament for Brecon & Radnorshire