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Richmond Borough Mind’s ecotherapy group celebrated the start of the New Year by planting some new fruit trees on their allotment site in Crane Park which has been gardened by people with mental health issues since 2007. The trees were generously donated by two local family owned nurseries: Squires Garden Centre in Twickenham and Petersham Nurseries in Richmond.
Ecotherapy helps people improve their mental and physical wellbeing by getting back in touch with nature. Our group has an engaging and inclusive programme of activities all year around across the borough including growing a range of plants, vegetables, fruits and flowers on a beautiful allotment plot in Crane Park, Twickenham; nature walks; and workshops that get people outside socialising with their peers and staying active. Other activities include educational trips to Kew, walks in Richmond Park, wreath making and outside art sessions.
The group welcomes anyone in the borough who feels their mental health could benefit by getting outside. The project provides a safe, social and nurturing space where people can be helped on their recovery journey.
30 May 2018
The June/July edition of Richmond Borough Mind's newsletter, What's On, is now available to download.
29 May 2018
The South West London Health and Care Partnership is developing a proposal to test new ways to support people with diabetes across south west London and would like the opinions of people with diabetes to help design the project.
25 May 2018
As you may be aware the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect today. At Richmond Borough Mind, we want everyone who comes to us for support, or supports us, to feel confident about how their personal information will be looked after or used when shared with us.