Our GreenCare projects are open to the public in a safe way. We look forward to welcoming you.
As any gardener will tell you, getting outdoors into the fresh air is great for your physical and mental wellbeing.
It improves people’s physical and mental health by gently increasing their activity levels, working alongside others.
Improve your wellbeing by joining our GreenCare project
We have allotments in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich which offer people the opportunity to learn about gardening and contribute to the creation of a thriving growing space that benefits everyone. People can also make new friends and get support from other group members.
- Haverhill – second and fourth Thursday of each month, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
- Bury St Edmunds – first and third Friday of each month, 10.00am – 1.00pm
- Ipswich – first and third Thursday of each month, 10am start
Who can benefit from Suffolk Mind GreenCare
This service is for people:
- Who experience mild to moderate depression, anxiety and other common mental health problems.
- Who are in recovery.
- Who want to help build emotional resilience as a preventative measure.
- Who want to help prevent the onset of mental ill-health e.g. an episode of depression.
For more information about our GreenCare projects contact [email protected] or call 0300 111 6000. You can also complete our online referral form.
What is it like to volunteer?
We asked Claire, a volunteer at our Ipswich plot, what she’d say to someone thinking of volunteering.
“Come along and experience a session. Be part of the group and see the benefits yourself. At the end of a session we can see such a difference – something always changes after three hours. You get to catch up with people and meet new people. I’ve seen the difference in the people who come to the project and their growth especially after lockdown. It’s an oasis for people after the four walls.”