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Green Minds

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Would you like to improve your mental wellbeing in ann active way with our friendly volunteers?

Green Minds offers sessions of gardening and growing produce at our allotments, encouraging people with personal experiences of mental health difficulties to become involved in outdoor gardening activities, learn new skills and meet others.


What service users can gain from coming along:

  • Gentle exercise
  • Increased time outdoors
  • Learn about the benefits of growing your own
  • Learn about different types of plants and vegetation
  • Benefit from a calming, quiet environment
  • Building new friendships within the community
  • Meet others with mental health difficulties
  • Learn about garden/allotment design
  • Improve your wellbeing
  • Talk about mental health
  • Improved sense of self-worth
  • Build your confidence


Green Minds during COVID-19

Green Minds has now resumed, with some very important differences to ensure participation is balanced with safety, hygiene, social distancing and Government regulations. 

Leamington Spa 

Men’s Group held every Tuesday, 10am-12pm  

Mixed Group held every Wednesday 10am-12pm. 

The Leamington Allotment is at Northumberland Road Allotments, Leamington Spa, CV32 6HB. 

Stratford upon Avon 

Held every Monday, 11.15am-1.15pm (Winter Times: 11.15am-12.15pm)  

The Stratford-upon-Avon Allotment is at Lifeways Therapy Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG. 

Please read the following details carefully and if you would like to attend then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01789 298615 to book a place.  


Although we endeavour to make the allotments as COVID-secure as possible, you must understand there is still a risk of contracting the virus if you attend, and in this eventuality Springfield Mind hold no liability for this.

In order to attend a session: 

  • You, people in your home or bubble must not be experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms:  
    • high temperature 
    • new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in less than 24 hours) 
    • a loss or change to taste or smell) 
  • You must book a place before attending. Please do not just show up. 
  • You will be asked on arrival if you or anyone in your home or bubble is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Masks must be worn unless exempt for medical purposes to prevent the transmission of the virus. 
  • You will be asked to wash hands using soap and water or hand sanitiser on arrival. 
  • Please bring your own gardening gloves if required. 
  • Please bring your own drink. 
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, please do it into the crook of your elbow or a tissue. 
  • Participants must maintain 2 meter social distancing. 
  • There will be no hugs or handshakes.  
  • Springfield Mind are not liable should you develop symptoms whilst at the group or on the premises.  
  • If you begin to feel ill during the session, the volunteers will support you to leave as soon as possible. If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms you should self-isolate and book a test immediately.  

Booking your place
Please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01789 298615 saying what venue and day you would prefer. We will message you to confirm your place.  There are a very limited number of spaces available due to latest Government restrictions.
Let Melanie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01789 298615) know as soon as possible, even on the day, if you decide you can’t come. Please cancel if you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms. 

Hygiene at the allotments
There are facilities for handwashing at the allotments. Please use these facilities.  

The tools will be cleaned prior to and after the sessions. If you are exchanging tools with someone else, please ensure they are cleaned using the products at the site.  

Please dress suited to the weather. Wear a coat or bring an umbrella in bad weather. Wear a hat or bring umbrella for shade if very sunny, and don’t forget sun cream and water to keep hydrated.

Test and Trace
If you begin to experience any COVID-19 symptoms after a session, you should inform Melanie ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01789 298615), self-isolate and arrange to take a COVID-19 test. All other participants will then be informed of the potential risk (anonymously) and encouraged to self-isolate. 

We will continue to re-assess these guidelines and the sessions being able to continue, depending on changes in lockdown restrictions.  


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