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Christmas cold water workshop

5 spaces remaining for our half day course on Sunday 19th December (12-noon to 3pm) at French Weir, Taunton. The course is delivered by Laura with content being the same as the 5 day dip, just condensed to give you what you need to get started on your cold water journey. You

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Christmas cards

Wild Swimming Christmas Cards

  Dare we say the ‘C’ word?! Christmas is on the horizon! With massive thanks to Somerset Community Foundation, we’re really happy to launch our wild swimming Christmas cards! These have been illustrated by a local artist  Rebekah Leigh Marshall (you may recognise the iconic steps of French Weir?!) They

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Community events

September has been a busy month! Together with our friends from The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme, LiveWest and Growing Minds, we’ve been having lots of fun and games with local Taunton neighbourhoods! From nature based arts and crafts to football and curby, we’ve had lots of fun with local residents!

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The big ride!

On Wednesday the 25th of August, we will be setting off on our big bike ride! We will be cycling 200 miles from the center of our world (Taunton) to the end of the world (Land’s End). It’s all to raise money so we can offer wellbeing sessions to local

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Getting outdoors

What a video! Being outdoors and part of nature allows your mind to breath and “escape from the inside”. We are firm believers in how the natural world has massive benefits to our personal mental health, and so it’s a big part of Fortitude! We want to share things that

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FORTITUDE MEMORIES

It’s been a weird few months! Once upon a time, we hadn’t heard of words like ‘furlough….coronavirus….Covid19’. Hard to believe, but it’s true! Despite the world turning upside down, we have been super busy at Fortitude. Back in August, we were fortunate enough to receive funding from The National Lottery

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Talk Bench

10th October, 2020. Today is 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝘿𝙖𝙮! The theme for this year is ‘mental health for all’. In collaboration with the Time To Change Somerset, Mind in Somerset, Mind & Rethink Mental Illness, we’re proud to be launching our 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙝 project. https://youtu.be/zLdHOpuk7_w The idea behind the bench

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