Growing Well provides local people with mental health problems with an effective, supportive and inclusive community that enables recovery within the range of activities of our organic growing business.
We work with adults in Cumbria and North Lancashire who are experiencing mental ill health. Individuals attend the service on one day per week (9am-4pm), which sits within a six acre organic horticultural enterprise at Low Sizergh Farm, near Kendal, or on a 2 acre kitchen garden site at Tebay Services Northbound, near Penrith. The usual length of stay with us is between 6 months and 1 year.
We offer activity as a powerful alternative (or accompaniment) to talking therapy. Where sometimes there just aren’t the words, our activities provide a unique context for discovering, understanding and communicating personal needs, and strengths. In our occupationally-focused approach, the activity IS the therapy.
We offer a range of supported, meaningful activity all based around participatory work on the field and in our kitchens.
When working with our volunteers (our beneficiaries), we focus on three, vital objectives:
- Building emotional resilience
- Developing life skills
- Supporting healthier, more active living
We operate from both Tebay and Kendal.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Sean Scott
- 07726 836065 07726 836065
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Where to go
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Growing Well is easily accessed by public transport from all over South Cumbria. We meet the travel costs of our participants whilst they are working with us.
- Age Ranges
- 14 +
- Referral Details
We suggest that anyone who is interested in being involved with Growing Well makes a visit to the farm to find out more about our work. Please contact us to arrange a visit.