Play it Forward

The innovative way to support the well-being of children, young people and families during COVID-19

Play It FORWARD - giving the gift of childhood

With the latest lockdown, children’s mental well-being is at an all time low so we need to act now!  You can give the gift of a normal childhood and help ‘Play it Forward’.

What is ‘Play it Forward’


‘Play it forward’ is a form of social giving where you can donate a play session to support the mental health of children and young people.


All of our ‘Wellwoods’ sessions are FREE to access at the point of use, ensuring that all children within the local delivery areas can benefit – regardless of their families financial situation.

Play It Forward

Why we need to ‘Play it Forward’

Our chidlren’s mental health suffered during the first lockdown. Therefore with a winter lockdown upon us, it is vital that we put things in place to protect our children from suffering further.

Most Importantly, playing with friends is an essential for healthy childhood development and the main way in which children learn and grow.

By providing outdoor play within local communities, we are enabling children to socialise and play in the safest way possible. We encourage them to play together in nature and explore their local woodlands, introducing them to new green spaces and giving them the tools to continue to  protect their mental health and well-being through the darker months.

How to Play It Forward

All donations are welcome – here is a guide to how your donation will help


A donation of just £5 will enable us to provide a small snack at one Wellwood group session


Just £10 will provide a child with the opportunity to attend a Wellwoods group session – spending time with their friends in a safe and supportive environment


A gift of £30 will enable us to provide a 1-1 Wellwoods session with a teenager who is struggling with their mental health.


£70 enables us to provide post natal mental health support for 5 parents and children under 5 years ols


A donation of £120 enabels us to provide n outdoor play session supporting the mental health and well-being of 12 children from a variety of backgroups – without stigma!

Wellwoods Communities

Working in line with the current guidelines, we are encouraging people to stay within their local communities by running Wellwoods session within communities.

Lesmahagow, Coalburn, Kirkmuirhill & Blackwood

Lesmahagow, Coalburn, Kirkmuirhill & Blackwood

Wellwoods Community

Out first Wellwoods project is taking place in Lesmahagow and the surrounding villages.

Follow us on social media to keep up to date with the Wellwoods project communities.

If you would like the Wellwoods project to support your community then please contact

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