The M2M Development Programme

We believe in the undeniable healing powers of the outdoors and adventure. Every year the charity takes beneficiaries facing mental health struggles as a result of adversity on challenges across the globe. These trips act as the catalyst for change; a chance to disconnect, break free of their current constraints and begin to figure out just how capable they really are.

The global adventure however is only one part of the puzzle. We believe in the ‘inch-wide, mile-deep’ approach as each beneficiary embarks on a three-year development programme in order to have the necessary time and support to really turn their life around. The development programme is tailored to the individuals’ needs. Built on a structure of life coaching, it includes grants for things such as skills training, therapy, physiotherapy and much more to ensure each individual can embrace their situation and take steps towards a brighter future.

The real power, however, lies in the support network and community that has developed over the last four years. The peer support is immense.

“M2M is more than a charity, it’s a community, it’s a family” - Leah Birkin, 2021-2023 Beneficiary

We all face adversity in our lives and sometimes it can be enough to knock us off track but we’ve proven that with the right support and guidance our beneficiaries not only find a way back, but come back stronger.

What is included in the beneficiary programme?

  • An adventure of a lifetime on one of our M2M Global Challenges
  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Welcome pack
  • Training support
  • Kit bundle up to £250
  • Life Coaching sessions across 3 years
  • Grant & travel expenses to attend Walk the Coast
  • Up to £1,000 grant to go towards extra development
  • Gym membership
  • Support from the M2M & ambassador network
  • 50% off all of our trips for life
  • Camp Wild Membership


Our Values

Whatever the cause and knock on effects of trauma we believe in the healing power of purpose, progress, perseverance and perspective.

Our four pillars are the foundation of Millimetres 2 Mountains. They are woven into the fabric of everything we do, who we are and more importantly what we hope to offer others through our events, adventures and support programmes. The simple aim of the development programme is for the beneficiaries to come out of the three years understanding and living these values.

Purpose – Purpose is one of the cornerstones of happiness and a lack of it is often the catalyst for testing periods in people's lives. Helping people find or rediscover purpose is an important part of what we do and why we like to challenge people's preconceptions about themselves. By stepping outside their comfort zone and realising how much more they are capable of, suddenly a whole world of new possibilities presents itself. By understanding their values they can then carve a future for themselves which is going to give them more joy and happiness.

Perseverance – The ability to stick something out for the greater good particularly in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. Perseverance is one of the most valuable character traits you can carry through life but becomes particularly poignant in times of hardship or change. At M2M we believe that perseverance can be nurtured through experience and our challenges are designed to do exactly that.

Progress – Purpose and perseverance lead to progress. Progress, no matter how small, plays a crucial role in self-esteem and the ability to value yourself. Often too much time is spent planning and waiting for the right time rather than doing. Progress follows action and once things start to move forward you would be amazed at how quickly life can build momentum. The hardest part is to take that first step and that’s where we want to help. Small steps, big dreams.

Perspective – It’s very easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the things we want or the things we’ve lost without ever really appreciating what’s right in front of us. Following trauma, the tapestry of life can seem like it’s been painted black. Through the support of our amazing community we help individuals change the lens through which they view their own tapestries and stitch by stitch help them to re-introduce colour into their life.

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