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 offers sessions of gardening and growing produce at our allotments in Stratford and Leamington, encouraging people with personal experiences of mental health difficulties to become involved in outdoor gardening activities, learn new skills and meet others.
Green Minds has now resumed, with some very important differences to ensure participation is balanced with safety, hygiene, social distancing and Government regulations.
Green minds would like to welcome you to our allotments! Join us in building new skills, meeting new people, enjoying the fresh air and improving your wellbeing.
Men’s Group held every Tuesday, 10am-12pm
Mixed Group held every Wednesday 10am-12pm.
Northumberland Road Allotments, Leamington Spa, CV32 6HB.
Stratford upon Avon
Held every Monday, 11.30am-12.30pm (Winter hours).
Lifeways Therapy Centre, 30 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PG.
We will continue to re-assess these guidelines and the sessions being able to continue, depending on changes in lockdown restrictions.
In order to attend a session:
• You, people in your home or bubble must not be experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms
-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.
• If you need to cough or sneeze, please do it into the crook of your elbow or a tissue.
• Masks do not need to be worn outside but you can wear one if you prefer.
• There will be seating for participants to maintain a 2 meter social distancing as far as possible.
• There will be no hugs or handshakes. Two meter distance should be maintained at all times as far as possible.
• Participants will be asked to wash hands using soap and water or hand sanitiser on arrival.
Booking your place
Arriving at and leaving the session
A volunteer will be there to greet you.
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.
Track and Trace
Stratford upon Avon