Therapeutic gardening project in Stanmer Park open to people with experience of mental health issues.
The aim of the group is for gardeners to consciously experience the healing changes which will occur in their daily life through spending time in a nature-rich environment while engaged in meaningful and structured activity.
Gardeners will be supported to work practically or creatively, individually or with others, in the development and maintenance of an organic vegetable allotment. Activities can be adapted to the abilities, needs and personal improvement goals of individual gardeners.
Gardeners will be encouraged to work at tasks they feel connected to on the day, at a pace that is comfortable for them at that time. Feeling safe, comfortable and valued are central to the group’s ethos.
To find and more and get the latest updates visit Centre for Ecotherapy.
This project is a member of the Green Wellbeing Alliance.
Toilet, shelter, fire, wheelchair accessible (coming soon), lunch provided (Friday group only)
Who is it for?:
The group is open to people with experience of mental health issues, who are able to access the site independently or with care/support workers. Long term unemployment, long term illness, substance abuse; physical and learning disabilities; young people. Please contact the project in advance to discuss any support needs. Please bring appropriate footwear and outdoor/all weather clothing.
Telephone: 07517 090915
Stanmer OrganicsBrightonUnited Kingdom
The Centre for Ecotherapy
Stanmer Organics, Brighton, United Kingdom