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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 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.

Leamington Spa
Held every Tuesday, 10am-12pm and Wednesday 10am-12pm.
The Leamington Allotment is at Northumberland Road Allotments, Leamington Spa, CV32 6HB.

Stratford upon Avon
Held every Monday, 11am-1pm.
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.

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
-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.
• 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.
• The toilet will be closed at Lifeways, Stratford. We hope you can manage the sessions without needing to use it. We have a composting toilet at Leamington.
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.

Arriving at and leaving the session
A volunteer will be there to greet you.

Weather
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
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.

 

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Contact Us

For more details, please contact us at 01789 298615 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Stratford upon Avon

Held every Monday, 11am-1pm. 

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

Leamington Spa

Held every Tuesday, 10am-12pm. 

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