How to create a safe learning environment

How to create a safe learning environment

Creating a safe and supportive environment in non-formal educational settings is a crucial aspect of a trainer or youth worker’s role. This blog post explores practical steps that can be implemented to ensure that every participant feels secure, heard, and valued.

Social support and skills development for disadvantaged young people

I had a dream last night. A big one. I dreamt of an ideal world, an ideal children’s home. Which was empty. It was closed. But the reality is very different. There are still more than 23,000 children in foster care. This article was written by Zsófia Gergely, as part of a collaboration between Experience Academy and Mindset Psychology.

BASE!Camp – A week of carefree childhood – behind the scenes

I can say with a half-smile on my face that this year is indeed different from the others. Nevertheless, there is a significant dose of constancy: we continue to work with disadvantaged youth, epidemic or not. As always, we have a wide range of projects, such as programmes for foster homes, mentoring programs, training for […]

7th October is World Day for Children in Care


Sometimes it’s challenging to make a wise decision, for example, or to cope with disappointment or failure – I feel overwhelmed by bad feelings, I feel I can’t meet the challenges I face. Moreover, I’m an adult now and my brain is supposed to be ready to cope with my emotional upheavals. Children’s brains are not yet able to do this.


I have to stop every now and then to give myself time, and that’s more important than completing the task. It’s actually what prevents burnout.

Heartland: Building Resilience and Well-being in helping professionals

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Heartland is a unique and innovative project that addresses the critical issue of mental health and well-being in helping professionals. By using non-formal educational methods, the project promotes resilience, destigmatizes mental health issues, and creates a supportive community for those who dedicate their lives to helping others.

Heartland resilience and well-being

Heartland - On Heart and Soul

The Heartland Project is a unique initiative that combines outdoor experiential education, cultural mediation and mindfulness with art expression to help professionals build resilience and overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives. In this blog post, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of this approach and how it can help professionals achieve their goals.