ITAL COMMUNITY GARDEN- Better Mental Health Workshops

ITAL COMMUNITY GARDEN- Better Mental Health Workshops

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Free

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ITAL COMMUNITY GARDEN- The Black Gate next to

71 Firhill Road

Bellingham

London

SE6 3SE

United Kingdom

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Gardening is the best therapy

About this event

We are opening our garden to social prescribers and *those experiencing low level mental health concerns in 2022, particularly those from the POC community who are disproportionately under- represented by mainstream health care provisions, whilst tackling food insecurity in one of the most deprived parts of London and in one of the highest wards in Lewisham for mental health referrals.

The series of 4 weekly gardening workshops, repeats every month, May til October showing you how to grow culturally diverse foods at home: soil preparation, germination & planting, watering & harvesting and making your own DIY plant pots and watering cans. 🍃

To book your tickets, please select whether you have been referred via your case worker/ GP, are over 55 yrs old, or a member of the general public of any age and culture and can attend 2hrs per week, Wednesdays 12-2 pm for 4 weeks. There will be opportunities to stay on til 4pm to garden. 🤝🏾🌴🧡

Please bring a pair of gardening gloves & wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Refreshments supplied.

*We want to make sure we reach all people, not just those who have gone on to be referred but also those who are at the early stages of feeling a need to talk, mingle, get a little exercise, learn something new in order to uplift one's spirit. We all experience differing degrees of mental health decline at different points of our lives brought on by loneliness, isolation, boredom, loss, systemic racism, physical & financial health decline, COVID etc and it's important to not feel stigmatized.

It's OK to not feel OK.

Wheelchair access available

Look forward to greeting you soon!🧡🧡🧡

Our garden is open 9.30am- 4pm Wednesdays and Sundays

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