Folk School

We are developing our programme of ‘Fingertip Philosophy’ with children who are not in mainstream education due to having caring responsibilities, illness or disability. Given that 75% of adult mental illness starts in childhood, it is imperative that children and their families have access to alternative forms of support.

We need bold and creative initiatives like Fathom more than ever if we are to help the growing numbers of children in psychological distress live in harmony with their bodies and minds and take delight in the natural world around them.

Dr Dickon Bevington, MA MBBS MRCPsych PGCert FRSA Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

The experiences my daughter gained from Fathom’s outdoor classroom have helped to transform her from an anxious, troubled little girl to a confident, happy and brave year 7, with a sensitive and insightful understanding of the natural world.

Jessica Parent