Green Wellbeing uses horticultural activities to support and build wellbeing at a variety of different community garden venues across the city.
The Green Wellbeing sessions offer opportunities for being active, noticing and connecting with the natural environment and learning about growing and caring for a range of plants. During the winter season we also offer sessions in making things for the garden such as bird boxes and decorative pots as well as visits to green spaces and gardening projects nearby.
Through these activities, we aim to enable personal recovery, build confidence and skills, develop wellbeing strategies and support access to moving on.
Green Wellbeing uses a mixture of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to suit a variety of interests and abilities.
These skills are developed within a supported environment. All sessions encourage personal reflection based on individual goals such as:
- Building structure and routine
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Increasing independence
- Noticing and caring for the world around us
- Improving physical fitness
- Having a sense of achievement and progress through learning
- Feeling comfortable in a group setting
- Spending time outdoors
- Feeling useful
All Green Wellbeing sessions offer goal setting, regular reviews, an opportunity for Occupational Therapy if the need is identified and a move on plan following your time with us. We can work with you to connect you with local gardening opportunities that support your continued interests and wellbeing. People with limited physical mobility can also be accommodated, although this may depend on the nature of the mobility limitations.