Stories

Making Well: Health & Healing Through Green Crafts

The Fathom Trust is running a six-month pilot study to evaluate the social value of green prescribing and to increase public and private investment in preventative healthcare.

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Save Afghan Children from starvation & malnutrition this Christmas

This is an opportunity for immediate, direct and practical assistance - please help our clinic raise £40,000 this Christmas to distribute food and basic medicines.

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An Interview with John Bell, Diplomat and Director of the Conciliators Guild

John interviewed Will about the Fathom Trust and his experience of traditional crafts from his time at Turquoise Mountain in Afghanistan.

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An interview with the Philosopher and Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist

Iain interviewed Will on the origins of Fathom and together they explored why this approach is so desperately needed as a means of restoring people's health and dignity

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Introducing Kickstart apprentices to traditional crafts

We are working with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board to offer a day course in health and wellbeing based on traditional craft making for 200 16-24yr old Kickstart apprentices.

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Fathoming with the Merthyr Tydfil Pupil Referral Unit

We had the privilege of introducing six 11-14 yr old boys from the Merthyr Pupil Referral Unit to the Brecon Beacons during a Landrover safari and woodland walk from Myndd Illtyd to Penpont.

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This is the beginning of a story about a young man called Dafydd Millns

This is the beginning of a story about a young man called Dafydd Millns, who has overcome a profoundly debilitating illness by establishing life-giving connections to the natural world.

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Fathoming with Doctors in Distress

It was a pleasure to introduce the charity Doctors in Distress to the power of craft - in this case whittling - to relieve stress and create fertile thinking space at St. Giles House in Dorset.

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Dry Stone Walling with Coleg Sir Gar

We had a great time dry stone walling in the Brecon Beacons with a group of 16-18 yr olds from Carmartheshire

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A Crafts-based retreat for the NHS

In September The Fathom Trust organised a day retreat based on traditional crafts for an NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Management Service

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Heathers’ story

A powerful real-life account of a mother who discovered the craft of basket weaving and used it to recover a sense of meaning and purpose in the world.

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