Monday, 7th June 2021
Gardening and growing your own produce is known to help improve your wellbeing, both physically and mentally – which is why, with the help of National Lottery funding, we set up The Good Life Project.
For over five years The Good Life Project has utilised therapeutic horticulture to deliver a high-quality intervention to help isolated and inactive individuals with mild to moderate mental health conditions improve their confidence, skills and well-being and integrate them into their local community.
For many, the project provides that vital, safe and secure first step to help with integrating back into society.
As well as improving participants’ mental and physical health, the project also gives people an opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, build relationships, reduce isolation, improve confidence or simply enjoy the great outdoors.
The Good Life Project now has a long term track record of successfully harnessing the appeal of allotment activities to attract residents who have already been identified as suffering mental ill-health and are isolated. It provides a safe and supportive environment to help them manage their mental health challenges, it draws them out of isolation and helps them become more physically active. It facilitates the growth in skills and confidence necessary for re-engaging with their local community.
CLICK HERE to learn more about The Good Life Project, including how you can get involved or show your support by donating to the project.