For many years Apex Highland has been involved in outdoor activities. Service Users work on a voluntary basis on community projects in the Highland area. The project encourages team building, building confidence and learning new skills.
Outdoor Projects can involve varying tasks clearing embankments, pathways, cutting overgrowth. Our main project every Wednesday is at an animal sanctuary where we feed the animals, muck out and provide general maintenance of the outbuildings and animal houses.
Service users gain useful skills and knowledge whilst engaging and the opportunity of further training in Drystone Dyking and Fencing are sometimes available. Regular attendees can achieve the John Muir Award which is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment. We are developing long term partnerships with Scottish Waterways Trust – working with the Canal College in Inverness.
This service is for individuals who are in recovery from drugs, alcohol and compulsive behaviours or are progressing through the criminal justice system.
Anyone in the Inverness and Easter-Ross area is welcome to contact this service. Referrals can be made by email or phone through criminal justice social work, treatment and rehabilitation services such as Osprey House or Beechwood House and Ascend.