Children and young people take part in different group activities according to their schedules. They also have a chance of one-on-one consultations with the psychologist who follows their participation in the programme.
In therapy groups, words find their way to create bonds among group members and therapists. Using different media (stories, film, role play, etc.), groups discuss different topics that are close to them: love, peers, family, school. Group members get a chance to share their experiences, feelings and findings. Information and support received from peers and therapists can help in solving one’s own problems.
These activities take place with a horse and using different tools. Through interesting and fun activities, young people develop a relationship with a horse. This allows you to know yourself better and makes it easier for you to connect with others.
Sports activities allow you to feel good through movement, to develop motor skills, endurance and strength. The activities include walks, climbing on an artificial surface and outdoor rock climbing, ball games, archery and others.
Nature workshops encourage contact with nature. Young people explore the surroundings of the health resort, visit a farm, collect herbs and learn to respect nature.
In creative workshops, different materials are used in the creative process (paper, clay, colours etc.), which draws from participants’ own ideas and feelings. Everyone participates, regardless of their prior creative experience and knowledge.
As part of health education, children and young people learn the importance of balanced nutrition, a proper attitude towards food and physical activity, acquire an appropriate attitude to their own body and to body weight, learn different ways of addressing health issues, learn about the consequences of inappropriate eating habits, about different kinds of addiction and ways to prevent them.
This is a one-day hiking trip to a site near the health resort, where young people experience a fun day together in the nature. They prepare their own lunch on an open fire, set up a tent if needed, and discover different ways of “outdoor survival”.
An appropriate approach with activities using dogs helps young people develop a relationship to dogs and overcome any possible fear of them, acquire skills of approaching animals, connecting, leading and self-control.
This group offers a chance to parents and legal guardians to discuss how they feel about their child’s participation in the School of growing up healthy, and what they wish for their children. Parents can exchange their experience about bringing up children and look for new possibilities. The problems a family is facing can also be a challenge for a positive change in interpersonal relations.