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 in the fresh air is great for your physical and mental wellbeing.
It improves our physical and mental health by gently increasing their activity levels, while also giving us the opportunity to work alongside others.
It can also help meet several of our Emotional Needs, such as Achievement from helping to grow and nurture an allotment, Community through participating in a group project, and Movement – by engaging in the physical work that gardening demands!
Improve your wellbeing by joining our GreenCare project
We have allotments in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich which offer you the opportunity to learn about gardening and contribute to the creation of a thriving growing space that benefits everyone. You 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, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Who can benefit from GreenCare?
This service is for open to everyone, including those who:
- Experience mild to moderate depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges
- Want to help build emotional resilience as a preventative measure and meet their Emotional Needs
- Want to help prevent the onset of mental ill-health, such as an episode of depression
For more information about our GreenCare projects, contact us. You can also complete our online referral form below, or find out more about opportunities to volunteer.
What’s it like to volunteer?
“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.Claire, a volunteer at our Ipswich GreenCare allotment
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