Respite in the Reeds is an outdoor activity program for women, focused on physical activity and wellbeing through the mediums of walking, yoga, archery, bushcraft and time in supportive community.

This project is for women who would like to be a bit more active, but perhaps are unsure or fearful of doing so. Respite in the Reeds has been specifically designed to support women in Norfolk who face persistent social and economic challenges and difficult circumstances that cause barriers to attaining good health, including experience of homelessness, addiction, sex working, involvement in the criminal justice system, domestic abuse and trauma.

We are offering two programs of outdoor activities, including walking, camping, yoga, qigong, archery and mountain walking.  Our project is based upon proven models of outdoor recovery which blend physical activity with building new social connections and emotional support; helping to nurture a greater sense of collective support and optimism amongst participants, whilst reducing social anxieties of engaging in unfamiliar situations.

Respite in the Reeds Flyer

Respite in the Reeds application form 2020-21 PDF

Respite in the Reeds application form 2020-21

Respite in the Reeds Information for professionals 2020-21


We were funded by the Change, Grow. Live Recovery Innovation Fund to deliver a Respite in the Reeds Program for women in Recovery during September and October 2019.